Pirates 3B prospect Hayes out with coronavirus


Pittsburgh Pirates third base prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes is out indefinitely while dealing with the novel coronavirus.

Manager Derek Shelton announced Hayes’ illness on Sunday after the 23-year-old Hayes — the son of former longtime MLB third baseman Charlie Hayes — gave the team clearance to do so.

The diagnosis blunts the momentum that Hayes, considered the top infield prospect within the organization, built during spring training.

The Pirates expected Hayes, a three-time Gold Glove winner while in the minors, to make his MLB debut this season while splitting time with Colin Moran. But now he must wait in isolation for his clearance to return to the team.

“Any time we lose development time, it’s challenging for us,” Shelton said. “As we’ve talked about numerous times, not just for (Hayes) but for all of our prospects, this is a big year for us. We have to be very thoughtful of how much work we get them and try to get them as much work as possible. Any time we lose prospect time, it’s challenging.”

Articles You May Like

As Francona prepares to say goodbye, a tribute to his humor and humanity
Racing groups introduce safety legislation
Alcaraz, Sabalenka both dominate at China Open
Flames’ Pelletier needs surgery, out indefinitely
Magic All Blacks eviscerate Italy – but what purpose will it have served?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *