Sep 22, 2020; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Wil Myers (4) reacts after striking out during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier on Tuesday, the San Diego Padres announced that superstar shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 (he’s asymptomatic) and was placed on th COVID-related Injured List. San Diego position players Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo were also placed on the IL due to contact tracing.

Well, the Padres played the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night at Coors Field, and right fielder Wil Myers left the game in the bottom of the third inning. And it turns out that’s because he tested positive for COVID-19.

Additionally, first baseman Eric Hosmer left the game in the bottom of the seventh inning (after going 1-for-4 with an RBI) due to contact tracing.

With Tatís, Myers, Profar, Mateo, and Hosmer (all position players), the Padres now have five players on the COVID-related IL (and with at least two positive tests). And Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that there’s “concern that the Padres could soon receive more positive test results.”

So, it appears the Padres have an outbreak. And as Lin alluded to, the postponements may have to come next.

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