The Atlanta Braves will probably be with out their high two catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d’Arnaud, for Friday’s opening sport on the New York Mets after each gamers confirmed signs of the coronavirus.
Supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned Friday that Flowers and d’Arnaud have examined damaging for COVID-19 however didn’t journey with the crew as a result of they’d signs. Snitker mentioned he didn’t know what the signs had been and hoped the 2 simply had “a foul chilly.”
Snitker mentioned the crew is being cautious as a result of “we have had guys take a look at damaging and the following day they take a look at constructive.”
First baseman Freddie Freeman and right-hander Touki Toussaint are again with the crew and on the Opening Day roster after testing constructive at first of summer season camp. Left-handed reliever Will Smith and infielder Pete Kozma haven’t returned following constructive assessments.
Snitker mentioned the crew was attempting to keep away from contact between the catchers and different gamers in case they do have constructive assessments.
Alex Jackson and William Contreras are subsequent in line at catcher. Jackson is listed because the starter for Friday’s sport.
Snitker referred to as Jackson “a really stable catcher” who hit “a pair homers” in summer season camp.
“He ought to be feeling good about himself,” Snitker mentioned.
The supervisor added that Flowers and d’Arnaud will proceed to be examined.
“I do not know if it isn’t only a dangerous chilly, however in these occasions you are cautious,” Snitker mentioned. “If this occurred a yr in the past, you’d carry them in and deal with them they usually’d most likely nonetheless be accessible.”
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