Saturday’s and Sunday’s games between the Twins and Angels has been postponed due to unspecified issues related to COVID-19, the league announced. According to MLB’s media release, the postponements were made “to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Twins organization.”
Minnesota shortstop Andrelton Simmons was placed on the COVID list earlier this week, and manager Rocco Baldelli had a false positive for the virus that almost prevented him from joining the Twins on their West Coast road trip. Friday night’s opening game of the series went ahead as planned (a 10-3 victory for the Angels) even though another Twins staff member did test positive.
Saturday, Baldelli told reporters (including Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune) that “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. Just more challenges that we have to deal with, and that’s what we have to do. We have to kind of keep our heads up.”