Yankees-Red Sox Friday matchup still on despite COVID scare

As of early Friday afternoon, the Yankees-Red Sox game was still scheduled to be played Friday night in The Bronx, but the Yankees would be without several key players — including Aaron Judge.

Sources told The Post’s Joel Sherman that while the situation remains fluid as more test results come in, the Yankees have had no new COVID cases since the six known or expected on Thursday.

Additionally, no new cases have come up around the league, as had been feared, since Judge was at the All-Star Game in Colorado on Tuesday.

Sources confirmed that in addition to Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes and Wandy Peralta — who were previously placed on the COVID IL —Judge, Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka will also be out.

And unless one of the cases proves to be a false positive, they would all miss multiple games.

The Yankees-Red Sox game is still on for Friday night.
The Yankees-Red Sox game is still on for Friday night.
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It’s especially bad timing for the Yankees, who are slated to have three games against first-place Boston this weekend (after Thursday’s postponement), as well as four more versus the Red Sox at Fenway Park next week in a stretch in which the Yankees need to play well to figure to have any chance of contending for the AL East title.

The Yankees have hit the 85-percent vaccination rate among their Tier 1 employees and general manager Brian Cashman noted Thursday that all three confirmed positive cases had been vaccinated, but of the three other cases, “not all, but most,’’ had received the vaccine.

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