Slugger Joey Gallo of Texas Rangers found tests positive for COVID-19

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Slugger Joey Gallo of Texas Rangers found tests positive for COVID-19, although the team said the All-Star right fielder is asymptomatic.

General Manager John Daniels said Monday that Gallo is isolated in his apartment in Dallas and not around teammates. Daniels said that Gallo told him that he felt as good as ever.

Gallo initially underwent a saliva test as part of the team’s intake process on 27 June and got a positive result two days later. Galo, 26, underwent a nose swab test on June 30, which came negative but another saliva test that came positive on Sunday.

After being one of the local players who have been able to work at the Rangers’ new ballpark for the past several weeks, Gallo missed the first four days of summer camp at the Globe Life Field, including Monday. Daniels said on Sunday that Gallo was still in the intake test.

Gallo has 110 career homers in 418 big league games. After a consecutive 40-homer season, he had 22 homers in 70 games last season and was an All-Star before right wrist surgery. He participated in the All-Star Game.

Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo has tested positive for COVID-19, although the team said the All-Star right fielder is asymptomatic.

General Manager John Daniels said Monday that Gallo is isolated in his apartment in Dallas and not around teammates. Daniels said that Gallo told him that he felt as good as ever.

Gallo initially underwent a saliva test as part of the team’s intake process on 27 June and got a positive result two days later. Galo, 26, underwent a nose swab test on June 30, which came negative but another saliva test that came positive on Sunday.

After being one of the local players who have been able to work at the Rangers’ new ballpark for the past several weeks, Gallo missed the first four days of summer camp at the Globe Life Field, including Monday. Daniels said on Sunday that Gallo was still in the intake test.

Gallo has 110 career homers in 418 big league games. After a consecutive 40-homer season, he had 22 homers in 70 games last season and was an All-Star before right wrist surgery. He participated in the All-Star Game.

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