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Giants manager to quarantine after children test positive

Lotte Giants manager Larry Sutton, left, watches a game against the NC Dinos at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on June 22. [YONHAP]

Lotte Giants manager Larry Sutton, left, watches a game against the NC Dinos at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on June 22. [YONHAP]

 
The Lotte Giants will be playing without manager Larry Sutton for the next two weeks, as the U.S. skipper has been forced to quarantine after his children tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Sutton tested negative, but will still quarantine as a close contact. 
 
Starting with today’s game against the Heroes taking place at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul, Choi Hyun, the Giants battery coach, will take over the team as temporary manager.
 
The Giants aren't the only team to be hit by Covid-19 cases this week. Two Tuesday games — the LG Twins vs. the KT Wiz and the Doosan bears vs. the Hanwha Eagles — have been canceled due to Covid-19 cases connected to the clubs. 
 
A first team coach with the Wiz tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. While all front office staff and players have since tested negative, the game on Tuesday was canceled while authorities check close contacts before determining who is required to quarantine.
 
The Bears reported on Monday that a front office employee has tested positive for Covid-19. Like the Twins, all Bears staff, coaches and players have tested negative, and the team is waiting for authorities to determine quarantine requirements.
 
The two fixtures will be rescheduled at a later date. If possible, the KBO will seek to resume play on Wednesday, with teams able to call up players from the special Covid-19 entry to fill any gaps in their squads caused by quarantine.

BY YUN SO-HYANG,BAE YOUNG-EUN [yun.sohyang@joongang.co.kr]
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