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Sport Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy details COVID-19 bout

18:57  01 july  2020
18:57  01 july  2020 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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a man wearing a baseball hat: Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy has already dealt with testing positive for the coronavirus. © Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy has already dealt with testing positive for the coronavirus.

One important member of the Cubs organization won’t be anxiously awaiting the results of his test. Pitching coach Tommy Hottovy has already endured a bout with COVID-19, he tells 670 The Score’s Mully and Haugh (h/t Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, via Twitter).

While Hottovy is no longer positive for the virus, he says he is still not fully back to himself. He’s through the worst of it, which required some time in the hospital, but is still struggling with lung function and cardiovascular fitness.

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In yet another reminder of how insidious this particular disease can be, Hottovy says he had acted quite cautiously in public before coming down with it. Fortunately, he was able to self-isolate and avoid transmitting it to his family.

Hottovy was able to work with Cubs pitchers remotely even while battling the infection, so he’s ready to hit the ground running. He says the organization’s hurlers worked hard during the lockdown and should be well-prepared to tackle the 2020 campaign.

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