New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday that closer Aroldis Chapman tested positive for COVID-19.
According to James Wagner of the New York Times, Boone said Chapman is experiencing "mild symptoms." Wagner wrote Chapman won't be back with the team in summer camp for the "foreseeable future."
Chapman is the third known Yankees player to test positive for the coronavirus since the start of summer camp, joining second baseman DJ LeMahieu and pitcher Luis Cessa.
The 2020 MLB season was originally slated to begin in March, but that didn't happen because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams last week began gathering for spring training 2.0, however, and the season is set to begin in less than two weeks.
On July 23, the Yankees and Washington Nationals will play the opening game of the season, but it is possible New York will be without its closer.