Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich placed on IL after testing positive for COVID-19

The Milwaukee Brewers announced that outfielder Christian Yelich has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Brewers’ president of baseball operations, David Stearns, shared on Tuesday that Yelich would be placed on the COVID-IL list. Yelich is fully vaccinated, but is experiencing mild symptoms. The 29-year-old is at home resting.

Because Yelich tested positive, he is required to quarantine for 10 days; due to contact tracing, infielder Jace Peterson has also been placed on the IL and will be out a minimum of seven days. The Brewers are one of the MLB teams that has reached the 85% vaccination threshold, allowing for relaxed protocols. Those include allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses. Fully vaccinated players and staff are also permitted to eat in restaurants without restrictions.

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