Minnesota Twins Remaining In Anaheim After Positive Coronavirus Tests

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM (CNS) - The Minnesota Twins will receive results of the latest coronavirus tests on players and others in their traveling party today as they hope to be able to leave Anaheim.

Players and staff underwent testing in their hotel Sunday, one day after Major League Baseball announced postponements of their games Saturday and Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

MLB announced Sunday that Monday's scheduled game between the Twins and Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum was postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Minnesota organization.

Subject to change based on further test results, a traditional doubleheader has tentatively been scheduled for Tuesday.

The team hopes to fly to Oakland on Monday evening, Dustin Morse, the Twins' senior director, communications, told City News Service.

Outfielder Kyle Garlick and a second player, along with a staff member, tested positive for COVID-19 since the team arrived in Anaheim on Thursday, Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said Saturday.

“Several of the people who have tested positive have displayed some very minor symptoms,'' Baldelli said. “I haven't heard anything else beside that. I think we're talking things like just some general fatigue, headache and scratchy throat or cough. Nothing beyond that, luckily.''

Baldelli said “a tick over 80% of our group has received a COVID vaccination but we have I think in single digits the number of guys and women who have had it more than two weeks ago'' to receive full protection.

“Very few of us are where we need to be vaccination-wise but itprobably would only be another few days to a week before most of our group is vaccinated,'' Baldelli said.

There was no immediate announcement about rescheduling the postponed games. Sunday's game was to have been the Twins' last scheduled appearance at Angel Stadium this season.

One option is playing two doubleheaders when the Angels face the Twins in Minneapolis July 22-25.

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