A second San Diego Padres player has tested positive for COVID-19, as manager Jayce Tingler announced that outfielder Wil Myers was lifted from Tuesday’s win over the Colorado Rockies due to a positive test.
Myers was removed from the game in the third inning. Tingler added that veteran first baseman Eric Hosmer is also in contact tracing protocols as a result.
Earlier in the day, Tingler revealed that star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. had tested positive for COVID-19. Tatis and utility players Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo were all placed on the injured list due to health and safety protocols.
“The good thing is he’s not showing any symptoms,” Tingler said of Tatis before the game. “But mentally, he’s crushed. He wants to be here with the guys. He wants to play. He wants to be a part of it. But mentally, he’s strong. He’s going to come through it. At the end of the day, he’s probably going to be stronger for it.”
The Padres and Rockies are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Wednesday to make up for a rain out on Monday. It’s unclear for now if the two positive COVID-19 tests will impact those games.File source