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Remainder of Twins/Angels series postponed

In the wake of a newly positive test, this series has been delayed until further notice.

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A few days ago, news came out of the Twins camp when Andrelton Simmons hit the IL after testing positive for COVID-19.

The team resumed play uninterrupted, finishing off a homestand and traveling to Los Angeles. Now, however, they’ll take a pause of indeterminate length.

In postgame pressers since Simmons’ positive test, members of the staff noted that the next few days would be a bit up in the air as the organization utilized contact-tracing protocol to isolate any worry spots. The official communication from the Twins tonight reiterated where they were in their process as game time approached:

However, it’s worth noting that the contact tracing in question was not necessarily finding positive cases tied to Andrelton Simmons’ — the cancellation of this series was in response to a second, unrelated event.

Near first pitch, Rocco Baldelli elaborated on the new information.

Angel beat writer Jeff Fletcher has a less up-in-the-air assessment of the Sunday afternoon game:

To add much of anything else would veer into the “baseless speculation” territory, and as baseball is a game with base- right in the title, venturing into baselessness doesn’t seem like a bright idea. So I’ll leave it at that!

More details to follow as they become available.