The Yankees said DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa are currently isolating at home without symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19.
As long as LeMahieu remains asymptomatic, he'd seem to have a good chance of playing second base for the Yankees on Opening Day. First, though, he'll have to test negative twice before he'll be allowed to rejoin the team. Cessa has had mild symptoms, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Freddie Freeman's wife, Chelsea, says the first baseman has experienced "body aches, headaches, chills and a high fever since Thursday."
It was revealed earlier today that Freeman had tested positive for COVID-19. Thus far, no one in Freeman's immediate family has experienced symptoms.
DJ was definitely the team MVP last year, no question. Shit might change if play actually starts, but I'm so "meh" on this season right now, I'm not even sure if I want them to play. Ridiculous 60 game schedule, players testing positive and getting quarantined, others opting out, what is even the point. This season is barely more than intramurals, if it even happens.