COVID Notes: 4/16/21

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Friday’s coronavirus-related updates from the majors:

.The Astros positioned 2nd baseman Jose Altuve , 3rd baseman Alex Bregman , designated player Yordan Alvarez , catcher Martin Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia on the COVID hurt list Wednesday. They’re not likely to return for the group’s five-game trip, supervisor Dusty Baker informed Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle and other press reporters. The Astros start a three-game series in Seattle on Friday, and they’re arranged to play in Colorado next Tuesday and Wednesday.The White Sox revealed that they have actually restored right-hander Dylan Cease from the COVID IL and optioned righty Zack Burdi to their alternate website. Cease was just on the list for 2 days, however he’s currently set to return after “a series of unfavorable tests,” the group mentioned. He’ll make his 3rd start of the season Saturday versus the Red Sox. Stop logged a 3.86 ERA with 9 strikeouts and 6 strolls over 9 1/3 innings in his very first 2 looks.Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli exposed that he got an incorrect favorable test on Thursday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tweets. He separated in his workplace and was then cleared after 3 or 4 more tests. The Twins aren’t out of the woods yet, however, as Baldelli stated (through Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com ) that they’ve had “more COVID-related concerns in the clubhouse” on Friday. He could not use more information.The Phillies with go without 3 members of supervisor Joe Girardi’s personnel due to the fact that of COVID procedures, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com . Striking coach Joe Dillon, 3rd base coach Dusty Wathan and bullpen coach Dave Lundquist are all far from the group. Base coach Paco Figueroa will move throughout the diamond to 3rd, and training assistant Bobby Meacham will take over at initially, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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