Twins: Sano, Astudillo test positive for COVID-19
The Minnesota Twins said Friday that catcher Willians Astudillo was among four players on the team who’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey said pitcher Edwar Colina and infielder Nick Gordon also tested positive. The other player who tested positive wasn’t disclosed.
Saturday, the team said first baseman Miguel Sano was the fourth player who also tested positive. He’s being quarantined away from the team.
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Falvey said Colina has since tested negative.
…Astudillo is asymptomatic.— Chris Long (@ChrisLongKSTP) July 3, 2020
Players need to clear two negative tests before they are permitted to join the workouts at Target Field.
Byron Buxton and Cody Stashak also aren’t arriving yet – both have newborns arriving/arrived. https://t.co/TXYSS7E38v
Players need two negative tests after testing positive before they can join the team, which began workouts at Target Field Friday.
#Twins pitchers Rich Hill, Taylor Rogers and Jake Odorizzi among the players working out right now at Target Field.— KSTPSports (@KSTPSports) July 3, 2020
Coverage of Twins Summer Camp coming up tonight at 5pm & 6pm on @KSTP. pic.twitter.com/O3fD9j0wBU
A total of 31 Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%, MLB and the players’ association announced Friday.
The positive tests occurred among 19 of the 30 teams, according to results of the samples sent to the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan, Utah. There were 3,185 samples collected and tested through the first week of intake testing.
MLB and the union established a COVID-19 related injured list with no specific minimum days. There are three reasons specified for placement on that IL: a positive test, exposure to coronavirus or symptoms that require isolation or additional assessment.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.