Sport Astros right-hander Zack Greinke confirms he tested positive for COVID-19

00:25  12 september  2021
00:25  12 september  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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- When veteran right - hander Jake Odorizzi signed with the Astros earlier this week, he gushed about new teammate Zack Greinke , whom he tried to emulate and was compared to at points in his career. Veteran right - hander Pedro Báez, who tested positive for COVID - 19 , remains in quarantine.

The officer’s test for Covid - 19 came back positive earlier this week, Captain Monica Witt, a spokesman for the US Marine Corps, confirmed Wednesday, according to Defense One. The Marine is believed to have contracted the deadly illness sweeping through all 50 American states from his spouse, who was displaying flu-like symptoms. Assigned to the plans, policy and operations office of the Marine Corps headquarters, the officer last set foot into the Pentagon building on March 13, and has since been in self-isolation awaiting the outcome of his test .

Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Aug. 31, but manager Dusty Baker wouldn't confirm if the right-hander had tested positive for the coronavirus.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Zack Greinke was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Aug. 31. © Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Zack Greinke was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Aug. 31.

Greinke provided an update Saturday, saying he, his wife and two sons all tested positive for COVID-19, adding that all four are fully vaccinated, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

Greinke has slowly been working his way back to the mound and will start Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, Rome adds.

The 37-year-old is 11-5 on the season with a 3.66 ERA, 1.152 WHIP and 110 strikeouts in 159.2 innings. He is in his third season with the Astros and will be an unrestricted free agent this winter.

It's unclear what the future holds for Greinke. However, he said in March that he hadn't given retirement much thought.

"It all depends on how good I feel," Greinke said when asked how much longer he would play. "Hopefully, I'll pitch a lot longer still, but a lot of things come into play on whether you're allowed to pitch as long as you want to and stuff."

The Astros are first in the American League West with an 82-58 record, 5.5 games ahead of the second-place Oakland Athletics. Greinke is returning at just the right time as Houston prepares for what it hopes will be a lengthy postseason run.

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For the ruling classes, Covid - 19 is fortuitously deflecting public attention away from the disastrous consequences of decades of economic mismanagement and wealth fractionation. The consolidation of Big Tech with Big Media has created an Orwellian world where collective hysteria is shifting loci from bogeymen like Russia to those who disagree with the pandemic In the meantime, Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Tech and other monopolies are getting lavish central bank bailouts or “stimulus packages” to gobble up struggling smaller enterprises. Covid - 19 is a gift that never stops giving to a select few.

Medical researchers working for the Pentagon said they’ve created a sensor that is placed under the skin to identify flu-like viruses before the first symptoms, which could be helpful in curbing Covid - 19 outbreaks. The sensor was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which operates under the Pentagon. Hepburn’s interview was conducted on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, where last year over 1,200 crew members tested positive for Covid - 19 , something Hepburn claims this invention could prevent in the future.

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