CHICAGO — Two of the top members of the Cubs have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as they continue a series at home against the Pirates at Wrigley Field.
On Friday morning, the team confirmed that manager David Ross and president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer have tested positive for COVID-19.
Both are doing well and resting at home, but Ross will not be managing the team for their 1:20 PM game against Pittsburgh at Wrigley Field. Both will be required to quarantine for ten days, which will keep the manager out of the dugout until then.
With Ross out, bench coach Andy Green will take over as interim manager, and he said that none of the close contacts or players have tested positive. Everyone on the roster is available for Friday’s game with the Pirates at Wrigley Field.
Vaccinations have been a focus for the Cubs all season since they are one of the few teams in the MLB that have yet to reach the 85 percent threshold in 2021.