Saturday evening’s scheduled game between the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium has been postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Twins organization.
MLB made the announcement about 80 minutes before the scheduled first pitch of 6:07 p.m. Fans were already in the stadium as the announcement was made but neither club took batting practice.
A member of the Twins’ traveling party tested positive for COVID-19 before Minnesota’s 10-3 loss to the Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium, manager Rocco Baldelli announced following the game.
Baldelli did not specify what role that person had in the Twins’ group, but indicated that “few members of the group” would remain away from the stadium for the next few days.
On Saturday, Baldelli told reporters, “We do have some further COVID-related issues” that were “different than yesterday … the details of what’s going on and who it is and who is potentially in contact tracing and things like that.”
“We’re still working through all of that and we’re not prepared to discuss it all until we’ve had all of the conversations that we need to,” Baldelli said.
The teams are also scheduled to play Sunday in the Twins’ last scheduled appearance at Angel Stadium this season. There was no immediate announcement about the status of Sunday’s game.
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