ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers television broadcaster C.J. Nitkowski has tested positive for COVID-19, a move that led the team using a simulcast of its radio network’s call on the regional cable telecast for Thursday night’s series finale in Houston.
The Rangers said they received notification Thursday of the positive test for Nitkowski, a former major league pitcher who played for eight different teams between 1995-2005.
Nitkowski had been working only on the broadcast level at the new Rangers ballpark, where all of their broadcasts originated, whether home or way. He had no access to Tier 1 and 2 restricted areas or any other locations at Globe Life Field. The team said the broadcast level, including all broadcast booths, was thoroughly sanitized and disinfected Thursday.
The Rangers began the protocols that are in place for positive COVID-19 tests, and any person who had direct contact with Nitkowski must undergo COVID-19 testing. No individuals will be allowed back into…