Marlins manager Don Mattingly tests positive for COVID-19, misses game
Bench coach James Rowson will serve as acting manager while Don Mattingly is absent for the mandatory quarantine period. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins manager Don Mattingly has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced ( MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola was among those to report the news). Mattingly is experiencing some mild symptoms but has been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Bench coach James Rowson will serve as acting manager while Mattingly is absent for the mandatory quarantine period. Tests of other Marlins personnel revealed no other positive cases.

  • Brewers right-handers Hunter Strickland and Jake Cousins both tested positive for COVID-19, manager Craig Counsell told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt (Twitter links) and other reporters.  Righty Jandel Gustave is also not available due to contact tracing.  No official moves have been made in regards to the COVID-related injured list or roster replacements, though newly-acquired relievers John Curtiss and Daniel Norris are both on hand and could be activated for tonight’s game.  Counsell said that Strickland and Cousins both reported mild symptoms, and both relievers have been vaccinated.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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