Brewers' Eric Lauer is 7th player to test positive, join COVID-19 injured list
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Brewers left-hander Eric Lauer has tested for COVID-19 and is going on the injured list, according to the team.
Lauer will be the seventh Brewers player on the COVID injured list. Other players listed on the list includes Christian Yelich, Josh Hader, Jake Cousins, Hunter Strickland, Keston Hiura, and Jandel Gustave, who is a close contact.
Brewers Manager Craig Counsell said earlier this week Yelich will undergo testing on Wednesday and could be free from the injured list by Thursday, which is ten days after he was placed on the injured list.
LHP Eric Lauer placed on the injured list (COVID-19). RHP Sal Romano added to the active roster. pic.twitter.com/ybEPZ0nGtZ— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 4, 2021
The Brewers play the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Lauer started Monday's game against the Pirates.
Since July 27th, eight Brewers players have been placed on the IL due to COVID-19 via a positive test or close contact.— Darius Joshua (@DariusJoshuaTV) August 4, 2021
Jace Peterson came off the list earlier this week and Christian Yelich could tomorrow. https://t.co/P41kImU2ha