Yankees-Red Sox postponed due to COVID issues with New York

Greg Tartaglia
NorthJersey.com

Due to COVID issues within the Yankees organization, the team's game against the Red Sox Thursday is being postponed.

Following reports of the postponement, MLB made it official and released the following statement: 

"Following positive COVID-19 tests within the New York Yankees organization, tonight’s game between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium has been postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. Major League Baseball will continue to provide scheduling updates as available."

New York had placed Nestor Cortes and Wandy Peralta on the injured list Thursday due to coronavirus protocols. They joined reliever Jonathan Loaisiga on the COVID IL.

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General Manager Brian Cashman added that an additional three people within the organization received positive rapid tests and are awaiting the results of further testing.

Earlier in the season, eight members of the club tested positive, including shortstop Gleyber Torres. The Yankees have surpassed the 85 percent vaccination threshold.

"We're in a very fluid situation right now," Cashman said. "The vaccines that we encourage everyone to get guarantee not getting hospitalized... and death from COVID. But it doesn't protect you from contracting COVID."