At this point in time, COVID-19 has become a part of our everyday lives, even in the sports world.
Teams all across every major sport continue to deal with COVID issues.
In baseball, another team has fallen on hard times with COVID, and players being infected with the virus.
That team is the Cleveland Guardians, who have had to place four players on their active roster on the COVID-19 injured list.
Utility player Yu Chang had already been placed on the COVID list, but three more players have joined him.
Tito confirmed that Quantrill, Miller and Castro (along with Yu Chang) are all on the COVID IL. https://t.co/95WCTzXxDR
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) April 20, 2022
COVID Strikes Again
This is a frustrating turn of events for the Guardians, who after starting off the season well have begun to slip in the AL Central standings a little.
They sit tied in second place with the Kansas City Royals with a 4-5 record, two games behind the defending division champion Chicago White Sox.
With the additional three players joining the COVID injured list, the Guardians are now without an everyday lineup piece, a bullpen piece, and one of their top starting pitchers.
How long the players will be out is yet to be determined, but we’ll see how the Guardians respond to this early challenge.
Just nine games into the season, their depth is already being tested with key pieces being put on the shelf for the time being.
The Guardians will need these players back soon if they plan on competing.