Twins’ Carlos Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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by: DAVE HOGG, Associated Press

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DETROIT (AP) — 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 is back at the hotel to rest and we will find out what the next few days will mean for him.”

Baldelli said the 27-year-old shortstop was not feeling well but had no significant symptoms.

“He’s under the weather, but nothing above and beyond,” Baldelli said. “I think rest and hydration are the most important things for him right now.”

Monday’s game was the first of a five-game four-day series against the Tigers.

“We’ve had some guys staying in the cities, but there are other options available,” Baldelli said. “We’re going to be here for a while, so no one has 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 three-year, $105.3 million contract in March, a deal that allows him to retire after the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

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