Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 strikes Astros


Houston placed second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Alex Bregman, designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, catcher Martin Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia on the injured list because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols hours before the Astros were to wrap up a series with the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.


Minnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the IL . . ... The Chicago White Sox placed right-hander Dylan Cease on the IL in a precaution­ary move after he exhibited symptoms associated with COVID-19.

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