New York Mets relief pitcher Brad Brach says he missed preseason camp because he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Brach confirmed he and his pregnant wife both had COVID-19 and experienced mild symptoms, including loss of taste.
Jenae Brach gave birth to healthy twin boys, Carson and Brody, on July 17. Brad Brach helped the family settle into their Tennessee home before reporting to the Mets on Saturday.
“Couldn’t have worked out better, honestly,” Brach said.
The 34-year-old right-hander had a 3.68 ERA in 16 games with New York last year after being released by the Chicago Cubs midseason. The Mets had not disclosed Brach’s positive test prior to Saturday. It’s unclear when Brach will be added to the active roster.
Another New York reliever, Jared Hughes, also recently returned to the club after missing the start of summer camp for undisclosed reasons.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Luis Urias has been cleared to return to baseball activity after testing positive for coronavirus before the start of Major League Baseball’s preseason summer camp.
The Brewers are sending Urias to their secondary facility in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Brewers have said Urias remained asymptomatic while going through the MLB protocols on returning to action.
“It’s just a matter of really just getting into baseball shape, getting live at bats and going at a good pace,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “The other guys all got three weeks. I think he can be at a place where he’s maybe a little bit quicker, but it’s going to take some time.”
The Brewers have said Urias remained asymptomatic while going through the MLB protocols.
Milwaukee acquired Urias along with pitcher Eric Lauer in an offseason trade that sent outfielder Tyler Grisham and pitcher Zach Davies to San Diego.