New York Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin has COVID-19 ‘breakthrough positive’

Despite Major League Baseball’s best efforts to encourage players and staff to get vaccinated, COVID-19 continues to be an ongoing problem for MLB teams.

The New York Yankees announced Tuesday “a breakthrough positive” involving third base coach Phil Nevin. The term refers to a person who is fully vaccinated testing positive for COVID-19. The team said further contact tracing is ongoing.

Manager Aaron Boone said no players are involved in contact tracing and he still expects their game tonight vs. the Tampa Bay Rays to be played as scheduled.

Meanwhile, three players on the San Diego Padres – shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., outfielder Jurickson Profar and utilityman Jorge Mateo – have been placed on the injured list due to MLB’s health and safety protocols.

Manager Jayce Tingler later announced Tatis has tested poistive, while Profar and Mateo are in contact tracing.

The Padres will make corresponding roster moves before the start of their game in Denver tonight against the Colorado Rockies.

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