Yankees' Torres positive for COVID despite being vaccinated

New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres- ap photo
Posted at 5:07 PM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 23:18:17-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and having previously contracted the coronavirus during the offseason.

Torres is among eight so-called breakthrough positives among the Yankees — people who tested positive despite being fully vaccinated.

Also testing positive were pitching coach Matt Blake, third base coach Phil Nevin, first base coach Reggie Willits and four traveling staff. The team says all are under quarantine protocols in Tampa, Florida.

Torres was placed on the COVID-19 injured list.

New York recalled infielder/outfielder Miguel Andújar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.