MLB: Anthony Rizzo and Aroldis Chapman are back for the Yankees

NEW YORK – Anthony Rizzo was back with the New York Yankees roster on Wednesday after being infected with the COVID-19 virus and stopper Aroldis Chapman’s name reinserted into the lineup in anticipation of the last game of their series against the Boston Red Sox.

Acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on July 29, Rizzo was to start the game at first base and second in the batting role. Rizzo had been inactive since August 8 following a positive coronavirus test.

Happy to see Rizzo back in his squad, manager Aaron Boone said he’ll have to watch his first baseman’s endurance level.

As for Chapman, his name had been placed on the injured list for a period of ten days due to inflammation in his left elbow. Boone said Chapman will immediately return to his position as stopper.

Rizzo is the most recent Yankees player to return to the COVID-19 roster in recent days, following starting ace Gerrit Cole, wide receiver Gary Sanchez and left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery.

The outbreak came after the Yankees played six games against the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins in Florida, where cases of COVID-19 are on the rise.

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