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Outside The Confines: The Yankees’ COVID woes continue

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A familiar face was the most recent player impacted.

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Compared to the 2020 abbreviated season, things have been pretty good in 2021 as far as cancelled games due to players being on the COVID-related IL. Thankfully we haven’t seen any games or series cancelled this week, but we have seen an ongoing trend with Yankees players testing positive, something that the resurging club certainly doesn’t want to see continue.

This most recent bout of positives impacted former Cub and new Yankee Anthony Rizzo, as well as Gerrit Cole, Gary Sanchez, and Jordan Montgomery. This on top of other players who have tested positive since the All-Star break like Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela.

The Yankees had a sluggish start to the season and made some bold moves at the deadline to acquire Joey Gallo from the Rangers and Rizzo from the Cubs. They’ve seen their luck turn around in recent weeks and are certainly hoping the tests won’t dampen the progress they’ve made.

Here are a few stories on the recent positives:

Now on to the rest of the links!

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.