LA Angels News: Halos-Twins series postponed after positive COVID tests

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The finale of the Angels-Twins series has been postponed to allow further contact tracing after multiple positive COVID-19 tests from Minnesota. No makeup dates have been announced.

The remaining two games of Angels-Twins series has been postponed following positive COVID-19 tests.

The Twins announced former Halos shortstop Andrelton Simmons tested positive on Wednesday, a team staff member tested positive on Friday, and outfielder Kyle Garlick and another player tested positive on Saturday. Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli also received a positive COVID-19 test, though it was later discovered to be a false positive.

Both teams played on Friday with the Halos winning 10-3. There’s been no announcements of positive tests for the Angels since then. The postponements have led to two extra days off for the Halos, and it might not be the worse thing.

The bumps and bruises have piled up in Anaheim during the past week, as the team placed four new players on their Injured List in that span.

Current Angels Injuries:

  • RHP Felix Pena (Hamstring): 10 Day-IL
  • OF Dexter Fowler (Torn ACL): Out for season
  • C Max Stassi (Thumb): 10 Day-IL
  • INF Anthony Rendon (Groin): 10-Day IL
  • OF Juan Lagares (Calf): 10 Day-IL

The Halos have recalled infielder Luis Rengifo and selected the contract of veteran outfielder Scott Schebler before Friday’s game. The team also designated outfielder Jon Jay for assignment.

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It’s not the most ideal way to get some time off and obviously you hope everyone on Minnesota recovers soon, but the extra rest could bode well for the Angels who will play ten-straight games against division opponents in ten days.

The Halos will host the Rangers for the first of three games beginning Monday.