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D-backs 1st base coach Dave McKay out due to COVID-19

May 23, 2022, 11:26 PM | Updated: 11:39 pm

First base coach Dave McKay #39 of the Arizona Diamondbacks speaks with outfielder Ketel Marte #4 o...

First base coach Dave McKay #39 of the Arizona Diamondbacks speaks with outfielder Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during their MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on April 09, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Padres won 5-2 against the Diamondbacks. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said after Monday’s 9-5 win over the Kansas City Royals that first base coach Dave McKay is out due to COVID-19.

“He’ll be out for the next several days,” Lovullo said.

The ballclub announced prior to the game that Luis Urueta was taking the spot at first base in place of McKay.

McKay, 72, has been on the D-backs’ staff since 2014.

After playing in MLB from 1975-82, McKay started his time as a coach in the majors with the Oakland Athletics in 1984 and spent over a decade with them before joining the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996 for 15 years.

He coached for two seasons with the Chicago Cubs following his departure from St. Louis in 2011 and then landed in Arizona for the 2014 season.

McKay has won three World Series championships as a coach, one in Oakland and another two with the Cardinals.

Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Andrew Benintendi (16) during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Davies, right, rubs up a new baseball after giving up a home run to Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr., left, during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. (7) celebrates his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammate Hunter Dozier (17) during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. follows through on a home run swing against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier (17) looks and points skyward as he arrives at home plate past umpire Cory Blaser, right, after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke pauses near the mound after giving up a two-run home run to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith flips his bat after hitting a two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker connects for a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith (26) celebrates his two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals with teammate Daulton Varsho (12) during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Emmanuel Rivera, right, hits a foul tip as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Grayson Greiner, left, is unable to make a catch during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Emmanuel Rivera is hit by a pitch by the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez, right, advances to third as Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Drew Ellis, left, applies a late tag during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Davies throws against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, right, celebrates his home run against the Kansas City Royals with teammate David Peralta, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals' Kyle Isbel, right, dives safely back to first base as Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker, left, applies a late tag during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Davies, center, is helped up by Diamondbacks assistant athletic trainer Ryne Eubanks, front left, and manager Torey Lovullo (17) after being hit in the shin with a line drive by Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. as Diamondbacks shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (2) and other teammates look on during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Assistant athletic trainer Ryne Eubanks of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks at pitcher Zach Davies #27 after being hit with a line drive by Bobby Witt Jr #7 of the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning at Chase Field on May 23, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Witt Jr was safe at first base. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Kansas City Royals third baseman Emmanuel Rivera fields a ground ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker before throwing to first base for an out during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith scores a run against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake McCarthy (30) celebrates runs scored by teammate Daulton Varsho (12) and Pavin Smith (26) against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luis Frias (65) shakes hands with Diamondbacks catcher Grayson Greiner, left, after a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 9-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals third baseman Emmanuel Rivera is unable to make a play on a run-scoring single hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Hager during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 9-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny watches the action on the field from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 9-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) replaces Diamondbacks relief pitcher Noe Ramirez during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, May 23, 2022, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 9-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after hitting an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Chase Field on May 23, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Diamondbacks won 9-5. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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