Yankee prospect Denny Larrondo positive for the Coronavirus!
The New York Yankees pitching prospect has been identified by several sources, including the New York Post, as testing positive for the coronavirus. The pitcher was reporting for practice at the minor league prospect near George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. He is the first professional baseball player to test positive for the disease.
Larrondo is a pitching prospect from Cuba that the New York Yankees signed in 2018. The eighteen-year-old pitched in twelve Gulf Coast League games last season. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, in a conference call on Sunday, indicated that a Yankee player had tested positive for the coronavirus but declined to name the player.