Seattle — Seattle Mariners coach Scott Service and third base coach Manny Acta have both tested positive for COVID-19 and will be out of the team starting Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
Head Coach, Christopher Negron, will serve as acting manager. Negron led the Triple-A team in Seattle last season before joining the major league action squad this year.
Seattle added Tacoma coach Zach Vinsge, batting coordinator CJ Gilman and special task coordinator Dan Wilson as assistants in Wednesday’s game.
Seattle is seeing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases affecting the franchise. It also put the right hand Paul Swald On the list of those infected with COVID-19 on Wednesday, join the defensive player Mitch Hanniger The designated hunter/hitter Louis Torrens. Right-hand man Ben Murphy of Triple-A Tacoma has been selected to take Sewald’s place on the shortlist.
In addition to the players, Service said Tuesday that several other employees have tested positive for the virus in recent days. Servais wore a mask during a pre-match media availability on Tuesday when he announced Torrens’ positive test.
“I want to try and take every precaution,” Service said on Tuesday. “With the protocols in place in MLB, we don’t want to start losing more players.”
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