For the most part, MLB has been very fortunate when it comes to dealing with COVID this season. There have been a couple brief flare-ups, but it has been largely true that teams have been taking the health protocols seriously, a large portion of the player base has gotten vaccinated, and cases of illness and even contact tracing issues have been few.
Unfortunately, the Philadelphia Phillies got a reminder that COVID can very quickly turn a team’s roster upside-down.
Phillies have made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/RZbWJp3DWj— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 11, 2021
The loss of Aaron Nola is a big one in the short-term as he was scheduled to start Sunday. He has obviously now been scratched and the Phillies have had to scramble to get players to the game. Alec Bohm has been a regular lineup contributor as a rookie and was also one of the first signs of trouble as he was pulled from the game last night due to COVID protocols.
No word yet as to whether other players on the roster could also end up impacted, but we will keep you updated as this story develops.