OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The game between Minnesota and the Oakland Athletics scheduled for Monday night at the Coliseum has been postponed because of the Twins’ continued COVID-19 problems. Major League Baseball announced Sunday and said the delay will allow for continued virus testing and contact tracing. MLB said the Twins and A’s are tentatively scheduled for a straight doubleheader Tuesday as a makeup.
Games between the Twins and the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim were postponed Saturday and Sunday.
Kyle Garlick, another unnamed Twins player, and a team staff member tested positive in the two days before the postponements against the Angels, manager Rocco Baldelli said this weekend. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons already hadn’t made the trip to Anaheim after testing positive early in the week.
Six MLB games have been postponed this year because of the virus, including a season-opening, three-game series between the Nationals and Mets after Washington’s coronavirus concerns.
Last year, there were 45 regular-season games postponed for virus-related reasons, but only two – between St. Louis and Detroit – were not made up.
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