Aaron Nola back with teammates after quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure

Ed Benkin
July 06, 2020 - 6:05 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  Aaron Nola has not tested positive for COVID-19, but the Phillies pitcher says he was forced to stay at home after exposure to someone else who is suffering from the virus.

“I was just exposed to another person who had tested positive for the virus. No symptoms or anything, but they wanted to take precaution and kind of stay home for seven days,” Nola said. 

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Meanwhile, teams are experiencing issues with test result delays, but Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects some bumps in the road as baseball looks to get started during the pandemic.

“There are obviously some things that need to run smoother for this to have a better chance to work, yes, and am I surprised that there are some glitches? No,” Girardi said. 

Girardi was impressed with Nola’s first day of workouts, but says it is still too early to tell if he will start the season opener.​

The regular season gets underway for the Phillies on July 24 at 7:05 p.m. against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.