Cubs' Hoyer, Ross quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer and manager David Ross are quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19, the team announced, according to Meghan Montemurro of The Chicago Tribune.
Both Hoyer and Ross are vaccinated and feeling fine.
Bench coach Andy Green will take over as interim manager while Ross is sidelined, Montemurro adds.
The Cubs are one of a few MLB teams to mandate vaccinations for all non-playing team employees, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN. At least 90% of the team's employees are reportedly already vaccinated.
However, the Cubs are among a handful of teams who haven't reached the 85% vaccination threshold among their players. If a team reaches the threshold, MLB loosens the pandemic guidelines that prevent larger team meetings.
The Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, and Houston Astros are also among the teams with a vaccine mandate.
The 60-75 Cubs sit in fourth place in the NL Central. Prior to the trade deadline, Chicago parted with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Craig Kimbrel.
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