Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos tested positive for COVID-19, so he was not with his team when they won the World Series on Tuesday night.
Montreal said on Saturday he had tested positive for the virus. He returned to the Atlanta area The Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6.
“We didn’t want to take the risk,” he said.
Anthopoulos said he and his wife were fully vaccinated and that no one in his family had symptoms of the virus. He said he woke up his 9-year-old son in the ninth inning and was able to watch the game end with his family.
“My children are fine and my wife is safe. We have our own little World Series party at home, ”he added.
Anthopoulos played an important role in the Braves title, strengthening the faltering squad by orchestrating several trades before the trade deadline in late July.
He bought Joe Pederson, Eddie Rosario and Jorge Soler, three players who played a big role in the victory. Solar, in particular, is a player selected as Excellence.
“I hate that he’s not here,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said after the game. He plays a very important role in this team. ”
Anthopoulos, 44, has been Braves’ general manager since November 2017.