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Milwaukee Brewers’ Eric Lauer tests positive for COVID-19

Jul 3, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Eric Lauer (52) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 3, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Eric Lauer (52) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Eric Lauer has tested positive for COVID-19, manager Craig Counsell announced Wednesday.

The Brewers currently have six players on the COVID-19 injury list, including left-hander Josh Hader and right-handers Hunter Strickland, Jake Cousins and Jandel Gustave. Outfielder Christian Yelich and infielder Keston Hiura are also on the list.

Lauer, 26, is 4-4 with a 3.50 ERA in 15 appearances (11 starts) this season.

He owns an 18-23 record with a 4.50 ERA in 72 career appearances (65 starts) with the San Diego Padres (2018-19) and Brewers.

–Field Level Media