New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed on Thursday that catcher Gary Sánchez has tested positive for COVID-19. Sánchez left the ballpark on Wednesday night not feeling well, said Boone, and the positive diagnosis came on a rapid test. Sánchez joins starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery as those that have tested positive during this third outbreak of the season for New York. Backup catcher Kyle Higashioka will make his second start in a row behind the plate.

In May, New York had eight personnel test positive within the organization. Last month, six players including Aaron Judge, Gio Urshela and Jonathan Loaisiga were diagnosed with COVID-19. With three outbreaks this season, the Yankee organization has been hit harder by COVID-19 as compared to other organizations around the league. The Yankees eclipsed the 85 percent vaccination threshold early this season, meaning the majority of positive tests have been breakthrough cases.

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