Marlins manager Don Mattingly tests positive for COVID-19, misses game
Marlins manager Don Mattingly has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced ( Christina De Nicola from MLB.com was among those who reported the news). Mattingly is showing mild symptoms but has been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Bench coach James Rowson will serve as interim manager while Mattingly will be out for the mandatory quarantine period. Tests of other Marlins staff have not revealed any further positive cases.
- Right-handed brewers Strickland Hunter and Jake cousins both tested positive for COVID-19, director Craig Conseill told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Twitter
connections) and other journalists. right handed Jandel Gustave is also not available due to contact tracing. No official action has been taken regarding the list of COVID-related injuries or list replacements, although the newly acquired relievers John curtiss and Daniel norris are both available and could be activated for tonight’s game. Counsell said Strickland and Cousins both reported mild symptoms and both relievers have been vaccinated.