A second New York Yankees minor league player tests positive for coronavirus

A second player in the New York Yankees' minor league farm system has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the situation.

The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the of the sensitivity of the situation. 

His case comes a few days after Yankees' minor league pitcher Denny Larrondo tested positive on Friday.

The team is following health officials' directives, and the Yankees have quarantined their minor league players.

It is the second case of the disease to be reported in professional baseball (major or minor leagues) in the U.S. Major League Baseball suspended spring training and delayed the start of the 2020 regular season last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has effectively shut down sports.

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