Sport Brewers OF Christian Yelich tests positive for COVID-19, placed on IL
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Let’s take a peek at the payroll situation as we head into the winter.Milwaukee finished with the third-best record in the National League at 95-67 and once again outdrew more than half the league despite their supposed small-market status, finishing 7th in the NL in attendance with more than 1.8 mil fans coming through the gates at American Family Field. With full-capacity crowds expected all next season and more widespread distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Brewers can likely expect to get back to closer to the 2.5+ mil attendance they drew from 2017-19.
Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich has tested positive for COVID-19.
David Stearns, the Brewers’ president of baseball operations, announced the news Tuesday afternoon and said Yelich would be placed on the COVID-IL list. Yelich is fully vaccinated, Stearns told reporters, but is experiencing mild symptoms. The 29-year-old outfielder is at home resting.
Stearns said Yelich was fully vaccinated in team event at beginning of season and has followed protocols throughout the season. Yesterday, developed some mild symptoms and reported them. Got tested and it was positive.— Tom (@Haudricourt)
So, Yelich is what is known as a "breakthrough" case. Got COVID-19 despite vaccination. Team flight last night was postponed until this morning to allow for additional testing.
NFL chief medical officer pushes back on Aaron Rodgers' claim that some COVID-19 protocols are 'not based in science'
Allen Sills said the NFL's COVID-19 protocols are "always based on science" despite Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' claim to the contrary.“We've been very consistent,” Sills told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday. “First of all, these are things that we decided collectively with the players association (NFLPA). They're always based on science. The science that at best we understand for public health, but also our own data. We are constantly looking at our own data in every way possible, to see where we might still be vulnerable and what parts of our protocols we think are particularly effective.— Tom (@Haudricourt)
According to medical experts, the vaccine cannot fully prevent individuals from contracting the virus, but those who test positive for COVID-19 while vaccinated are much less likely to be hospitalized or die.
Because Yelich tested positive, he is required to quarantine for 10 days. Because of contact tracing, infielder Jace Peterson has also been placed on the IL and will be out a minimum of seven days.
In 67 games played, Yelich has six home runs, 28 runs batted in and a .235/.382/.367 slash line.
Yelich hitting the IL comes on the same day that Lorenzo Cain and Devin Williams were activated from the IL. Cain, who was dealing with a hamstring injury, hasn’t played since May 31.
OF Christian Yelich placed on the injured list (COVID-19). INF/OF Jace Peterson placed on the injured list (COVID-19 contact). OF Lorenzo Cain reinstated from the 10-day injured list. INF/OF Pablo Reyes recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
New hurdle for COVID-19 home testing -- the holiday season
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more home tests for COVID-19 are hitting store shelves, but will there be enough for Americans hoping to screen themselves before holiday gatherings? Gone are last year's long lines to get tested, thanks to nearly a year of vaccinations, increased testing supplies and quicker options. But with many Americans unvaccinated and reports of infections among those who've gotten the shots, some are looking to home tests for an extra layer of safety ahead of this year's festivities. Janis Alpine of Seattle is getting together with seven relatives for Thanksgiving, including her 97-year-old father.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers)
The Brewers are one of the MLB teams that has reached the 85% vaccination threshold, allowing for relaxed protocols. Those include allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses. Fully vaccinated players and staff are also permitted to eat in restaurants without restrictions.
The Brewers are 58-42 and hold a seven-game lead in the National League Central standings. They are scheduled to open a three-game series on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
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