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Nationals manager Dave Martinez says vaccinated player has tested positive for COVID-19

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced two players will miss play time after one of the players tested positive for COVID-19. The player who tested positive was vaccinated and is asymptomatic, while the other player is in quarantine following contact tracing. “The vaccination did work,” Martinez told reporters. “He’s not sick. He feels fine.”

Major League Baseball allows vaccinated players who test positive to return earlier than the 10 days designated by the COVID-19 injury list if the player is asymptomatic and tests negative twice. The positive test for the Nationals comes as the New York Yankees have dealt with multiple positive COVID tests.  On Sunday, a staff member became the ninth person of the Yankees’ traveling party to test positive. Shortstop Gleyber Torres was one of those who did and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list.

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