The SoftBank Hawks have actually held off Sunday’s game with the Seibu Lions after expert outfielder Yuya Hasegawa examined positive for the unique coronavirus, the Pacific League club claimed Saturday.
Hasegawa is the 6th player in Nippon Professional Baseball to examination positive, however the very first one given that all gamers and also personnel were examined before the begin of the postponed normal period on June 19.
Yuya Hasegawa of the SoftBank Hawks is visualized in a method suit versus the Hiroshima Carp on June 13, 2020. (Kyodo)
The 35-year-old Hasegawa has actually played in 11 video games this period however was shut down on July 7. While he has not enter into straight call with any one of the first string gamers or personnel, many individuals with the first string utilize the minor-league centers.
Three gamers from the Central League’s Hanshin Tigers examined positive in March when groups were playing technique video games behind shut doors. The CL’s Yomiuri Giants introduced on June 3 that 2 gamers had actually examined positive.
The Orix Buffaloes on Saturday validated that a junior varsity authorities, that was not with the group throughout their video games today in Sapporo, has actually examined positive.