DETROIT — Carlos Correa has tested positive for COVID-19, the Minnesota Twins said after Monday's 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
“We found out during the game,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He's back at the hotel resting and we'll figure out what the coming days will mean for him.”
Baldelli said the 27-year-old shortstop had not been feeling well but doesn't have significant symptoms.
“He's under the weather, but nothing above and beyond that,” Baldelli said. “I think resting and hydrating are the most important things for him right now.”
Monday's game was the first in a five-game, four-day series against the Tigers.
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“We've had some guys stay behind in cities, but there are other possible options,” Baldelli said. “We're going to be here for a while, so no one needs to go anywhere yet.”
Correa is hitting .279 with a .751 OPS in his first season with the Twins. He left the Houston Astros after seven seasons to sign a $105.3 million, three-year contract in March, a deal that allows him to opt out after the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Making matters worse, the Twins travel to Toronto following the Detroit series, and the Canadian government will not allow people who have not been vaccinated against COVID into the country. General manager Derek Falvey revealed Sunday that the team has “a few” players on the current roster who are not vaccinated and thus will not be able to travel with the team.
Falvey declined to name specific players or give a specific number who will be unable to travel.
“I’m not trying to be coy about it,” Falvey told MLB.com. “The reason is we’ve had some injured guys and we know the status of everyone in Triple-A. We know the status of everyone in the Major Leagues. So, until we get to that moment where we have to go through that, just out of respect to them, we’re probably not going to announce anything until we get to Thursday, because anything can happen between now and then."
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