September 22, 2021

Milwaukee Brewers without star Christian Yelich for at least 10 days after positive COVID-19 test (ESPN)


Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and is experiencing “mild symptoms,” according to David Stearns, the team’s president of baseball operations.

Yelich, 29, will be out a minimum of 10 days, while teammate Jace Peterson has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, as well, because of contact tracing. He is expected to be out for a week.

“He’s in good spirits. He’s resting,” Stearns said of Yelich on a Tuesday conference call. “It’s certainly our hope he can knock this out quickly.”

The positive test triggered contact-tracing protocols that delayed Milwaukee’s flight to Pittsburgh, where the Brewers open a series against the Pirates on Tuesday night. The team flew there on Tuesday morning instead of Monday night.

“A lot of it feels out of our control. This virus is so communicable that you are fearful it can affect a lot of people,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “I don’t think we’re completely out of the woods, but I think it’s a good sign that we haven’t had any other concerns with the virus spreading.”

Stearns said he believes only Yelich and Peterson will be impacted by the positive testing.

“I’m very confident we’ve satisfied…

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