Los Angeles Angels acting pitching coach Matt Wise has tried positive for the Covid yet all players and coaches who had contact with him tried negative Saturday, chief Joe Maddon told news network.
The 45-year-old Wise “feels incredible,” Maddon said during a Zoom gathering from the Angels spring preparing complex in Tempe, Arizona.
Under Major League Baseball’s Covid conventions, Wise will be needed to confine for at least 10 days. The conventions likewise expect him to be cleared by MLB’s Joint COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee, the Angels’ group doctor, following a required heart assessment and an assurance that he no longer presents a danger of disease to others before he can continue his obligations.
During Wise’s nonappearance, his obligations will be split between warm up area coach Dom Chiti and the Angels’ small time pitching coaches and facilitators, Maddon said.
Wise had been the Angels’ warm up area coach in 2020. He was designated acting pitching coach recently after Mickey Callaway was suspended by the group Feb. 2, one day after the sports news site The Athletic detailed he made spontaneous advances to five ladies who worked in sports media.