Giants pitcher Alex Wood tests positive for COVID-19; Johnny Cueto also feeling ill

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants volition person to conflict 2 of the champion teams successful shot this week, the Brewers and the Dodgers.

They’re besides battling COVID-19.

The Giants placed their probable starting pitchers for Monday’s and Tuesday’s games against the Brewers astatine Oracle Park — Johnny Cueto and Alex Wood — connected the injured database Monday afternoon.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler said that Wood had tested affirmative for COVID and was symptomatic.

“He’s truly broken, truly upset and I deliberation he’s having an awesome play and precise disappointed and that play is gonna beryllium interrupted for a bit,” Kapler said.

Cueto, Monday’s probable starter, had not tested affirmative for COVID, but Kapler said helium had flu-like symptoms, resulting successful his scratch from the lineup. Reliever José Álvarez volition commencement Monday’s game, with aggregate bullpen arms expected to travel him.

Kapler declined to disclose either pitcher’s vaccination status.

San Francisco lost infielder Donovan Solano to the COVID list past week.

“We’re a precise vaccinated group,” Kapler said. “After Donovan’s affirmative test, we’ve each ramped up the sensitivity level. Last nighttime connected the level and the bus, determination were a batch of masks on… It’s truly important to instrumentality each imaginable precautionary measure.”

“We’re acold from cleanable and everybody makes mistakes, but I deliberation we’re beauteous diligent.”

The menace of COVID seems was made adjacent much evident by Solano’s affirmative test.

“Donnie was astir apt arsenic masked up implicit the past mates of years arsenic immoderate different subordinate that we have… And helium got COVID,” Kapler said. “There are nary guarantees, but we’re going to bash everything we can.”

Kapler said helium is optimistic that the Giants players won’t conflict amid Monday’s news.

“This radical of players — peculiarly the halfway radical of players — is precise even… [they] ne'er excessively precocious oregon excessively low. So you present a situation to radical with personalities similar that, they’re mostly not gonna get bent retired of signifier and especially, anxious, upset.”

The Giants called up reliever John Brebbia and infielder Jason Vosler from Triple-A to instrumentality the spot of Wood and Cueto connected the roster.

Kapler said if Cueto feels better, helium could commencement Tuesday’s game, which would let the Giants’ rotation to enactment successful bid for Wednesday and beyond.

The Giants did assertion erstwhile All-Star lefty starter José Quintana disconnected waivers from the Angels Monday. Kapler said helium could beryllium a origin for the squad this week.

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