Yankees Confirm Catcher Gary Sanchez Does Not Have Coronavirus


The New York Yankees’ spring training has been one filled with injury after injury. That took a scary turn earlier yesterday when it was announced All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez was a way from the team.

Sanchez was said to have at least one symptom of the now widespread coronavirus (COVID-19), which saw him dealing with a fever.

Given today’s heightened safety measures and level of alert, speculation quickly ramped up that Sanchez might have the virus.

Well good news Yankees fans. Manager Aaron Boone said last night that Sanchez merely has the common flu, although he was not actually tested for coronavirus.

And while he has the common flu, maybe we all need to utilize a little common sense after the surgeon general announced yesterday that the average age of death from the coronavirus is 80!

So while the sports world continues to take drastic measures to protect athletes from coronavirus—maybe we need to take a step back and relax.