Aroldis Chapman Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Aroldis Chapman Tests Positive for COVID-19

Chicago Cubs

Former Chicago Cubs closer, and current New York Yankees closer, Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his manager.

Obviously it’s good news that Chapman is “doing well,” but you get a little more nervous when you hear that it’s a symptomatic case of the illness. Hopefully Chapman recovers and no other players or personnel were exposed to him.

Per the health and safety protocols, Chapman will not be eligible to return until he is clear of symptoms and then tests negative twice. Given what we know about how long the virus can linger in someone’s system, that could be a while. When a player tests positive, teams will have to operate on the assumption that he’s going to be out for multiple weeks. Again, the greater hope is that the player is ultimately OK, and there are no additional exposures around him.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.