NEW YORK —outfielders And After a New York coach tested positive to COVID-19, they were placed on the infirmary's list.
The team's home opener against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field was not attended by either player..
Buck Showalter, Mets manager without identifying the coach confirmed that a Mets staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. He was absent Friday.
The team didn't say whether Nimmo or Canha had tested positive. Showalter wouldn't confirm that either of the players was vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Showalter did admit that the rules for returning to the team under the new labor agreement for baseball are different for those who have been vaccinated.
“I tested negative,” Showalter said. “But we do not need me.”
Second baseman who is versatileMoved to Canha's left field, Nimmo was the first baseman. Robinson Canó played second base.
After signing a $26.5million, two-year contract in November as a free agent, Canha missed his Mets home opener. To start the season, he batted.381 (8-for-21) with four walks during New York's road trip at 5-2.
Nimmo, who has homered in consecutive Mets games, might have missed his final home opener. He can still become a free agent next season. On the trip to Washington and Philadelphia, Nimmo was 8 for 24, (.333), and he scored six runs and walked four times.
Showalter stated that it was part of the 2020s and even baseball. “We all depend on one another to do the right things.”
The Mets selected Matt Reynolds, an infielder from Syracuse, to replace them on their active roster.
Showalter stated that this is why you should be prepared for such things. “We have a few other people available in case of emergency.”