Friday’s coronavirus-related updates from the majors:
- The Astros positioned second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Alex Bregman, designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, catcher Martin Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia on the COVID injured listing Wednesday. They’re unlikely to return for the group’s five-game street journey, supervisor Dusty Baker informed Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle and different reporters. The Astros start a three-game sequence in Seattle on Friday, they usually’re scheduled to play in Colorado subsequent Tuesday and Wednesday.
- The White Sox introduced that they’ve reinstated right-hander Dylan Cease from the COVID IL and optioned righty Zack Burdi to their alternate website. Stop was solely on the listing for 2 days, however he’s already set to return after “a sequence of destructive exams,” the group acknowledged. He’ll make his third begin of the season Saturday in opposition to the Crimson Sox. Stop logged a 3.86 ERA with 9 strikeouts and 6 walks over 9 1/3 innings in his first two appearances.
- Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli revealed that he acquired a false constructive check on Thursday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tweets. He remoted in his workplace and was then cleared after three or 4 extra exams. The Twins aren’t out of the woods but, although, as Baldelli stated (through Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com) that they’ve had “additional COVID-related points within the clubhouse” on Friday. He couldn’t supply additional particulars.
- The Phillies with go with out three members of supervisor Joe Girardi’s employees due to COVID protocols, in keeping with Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Hitting coach Joe Dillon, third base coach Dusty Wathan and bullpen coach Dave Lundquist are all away from the group. First base coach Paco Figueroa will transfer throughout the diamond to 3rd, and training assistant Bobby Meacham will take over at first, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer experiences.