The Minnesota Twins were allowed to leave Anaheim Monday after their second consecutive day of no additional positive coronavirus tests.
The Twins are scheduled to resume play Tuesday with a traditional doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.
A game between the two teams scheduled for Monday was postponed Sunday to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Minnesota organization, the same reason cited for Saturday’s postponements of games Saturday and Sunday between the Twins and Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.
Players and staff underwent testing in their hotel Sunday and Monday.
Outfielder Kyle Garlick and a second player, along with a non-uniformed staff member, tested positive for COVID-19 after the team arrived in Anaheim on Thursday, Twins 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 it probably would only be another few days to a week before most of our group is vaccinated,” Baldelli said.
There has been no announcement about rescheduling the postponed games between the Angels and Minnesota. 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 Minnesota in Minneapolis on July 22-25.
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