Jed Hoyer and David Ross test positive for COVID-19
Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer and manager David Ross tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Friday morning.
Both Hoyer and Ross are vaccinated and are feeling good, the Cubs said. The two are quarantining.
Andy Green will serve as interim manager while Ross is away.
“It’s gonna suck not being around him for the next 10 days,” Ross said. “We hope all of us stay healthy and continue to test negative so we don’t have any other further spread. Disappointed when we heard he tested positive. It’s everywhere around right now, not just with Rossy. Obviously, It’s spreading and we’re gonna do everything we can to protect everybody.”
Ross and Hoyer are following MLB and CDC protocols and are quarantining for at least 10 days.
As of early Friday, the Cubs said all players are available for Friday’s game.
“At this point in time, all of his close contacts have been tested today and we have no positive tests within the clubhouse,” bench coach Andy Green said. “So, our expectation is everybody in our roster is ready to go and ready to play today.”