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Vaccinated N.Y. Yankees coach diagnosed with COVID-19

FILE- In this April 9, 2021, file photo, New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu celebrates with third base coach Phil Nevin (88) after his home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Hunter Strickland during the eighth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Yankees announced Tuesday, May 11, 2021, that Nevin, who is fully vaccinated, has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

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UPDATED 8:42 AM PT – Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A fully vaccinated New York Yankee’s Coach Phil Nevin tests positive for COVID-19. Team Manager Aaron Boone announced Tuesday that the third base coach had received the diagnosis and was under quarantine in Tampa, Florida.

Yankees announce 3B coach Phil Nevin has tested positive for covid, calling it a “breakthrough positive” and noting that Nevin is fully vaccinated. Nevin received the J&J shot during spring training.

— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) May 11, 2021

This is a 2021 photo of Phil Nevin of the New York Yankees baseball team. (Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via AP, File)

A handful of other staff members are also being watched, though have yet to test positive for the coronavirus. Boone said the team is well equipped to deal with a positive test and is looking to press on.

“Major League Baseball and their doctors are advising us,” he stated. “We have certainly planned this stuff and troubleshooted all this stuff and these kind of scenarios.”

So far, no players have tested positive for COVID-19 with the Yankees winning Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-to-one victory.

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