Cardinals: Yadier Molina contracted COVID-19

Baseball: - 05-08-20

(Saint-Louis) Receiver Yadier Molina announced he was one of the St. Louis Cardinals players to have tested positive for COVID-19.


Molina, nine times a member of the all-star team, revealed her result in a Spanish-language post on her Instagram page.

"I am saddened to have tested positive for COVID-19, even after adhering to the security guidelines that had been put in place," Molina said in a statement released by the Cardinals.

“I'm going to do everything I can to get back ASAP for the Cardinals fans, the city of St. Louis and my teammates. "


Shortly after, the Cardinals revealed the identity of Molina teammates who tested positive. They are infielder Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa and Rangel Ravelo as well as Junior pitchers Fernandez and Kodi Whitley.

“I will approach my healing as I do everything in my life - with awareness, commitment and persistence. I look forward to seeing my teammates again soon and I would ask you to respect my privacy at this particular time, ”DeJong said in the statement released by the organization.

Later on Tuesday, the Cardinals announced that they had placed the names of Molina, DeJong, Sosa, Fernandez and Whitley on the injured list.

They did the same with pitcher Carlos Martinez and reactivated reliever Brad Miller, who suffered from bursitis in his right ankle, from the injured list.

Other maneuvers are to be expected on Wednesday.

On Monday, general manager John Mozeliak said seven players and six team staff had achieved positive results.

At that particular moment, Mozeliak had clarified that their identity would remain unknown because they had refused to be named. On Tuesday, the Cardinals said six players had allowed them to be identified.

The outbreak led to postponements of the three-game series the Cardinals were scheduled to play in Milwaukee on the weekend, and the four-game three-day series in Detroit that was scheduled to start Tuesday and end Thursday.

The Cardinals have only played five games so far and hope to pick up the collar Friday at home against the Chicago Cubs.

For now, team members with positive results have returned home while the others remain isolated in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee. The team's last game was July 29 in Minnesota.

Mozeliak said on Monday that five of the 13 members of the Cardinals contingent who tested positive were asymptomatic.

The other eight suffer from minor symptoms including headache, cough, sniffling, and mild fever. None of them needed hospitalization, Mozeliak added.