A's-Astros game postponed after positive COVID-19 test


The A's self-isolated Sunday in their Houston hotel, and both teams and ballpark staff will undergo additional testing.

The Astros hadn't had a chance to make such a statement earlier in the week since they had to reschedule their previous two games because of the threat posed by Hurricane Laura. "The good thing is we have an off day and we weren't going to leave until tomorrow anyway, so we have a little bit of time to sort through it and talk with Major League Baseball and see what the latest is". "As of right now, all systems are kind of go, but we're prepared". No Astros have tested positive, but one test would likely be enough to disrupt the schedule. "So we are doing our testing again this morning, those will be sent to the lab and we should have those results tomorrow".

The Astros and Athletics will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. They won the first game 4-2.

The choice came on Jackie Robinson Day throughout the majors, and in the wake of 29-year-aged Jacob Blake, a Black guy, now being shot by police in Wisconsin around the weekend. The game was set to be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The clubhouse was cleaned and sanitized Saturday night, Click said, which is a part of the procedures.

"I woke up this morning - and I've always known the story of Jackie Robinson - but I had a different view today", Melvin said.

Within the Astros organization, Click confirmed there has been another positive COVID-19 case at the club's alternate training site in Corpus Christi, which is being shut down for contact tracing and deep cleaning.

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"I think this is more of an indication of just how contagious this virus is", Click said, "If we find out people are breaking protocols, we will obviously have to address that".

But member of the Oakland A's traveling party might cause that to be altered.

Earlier in the season, Major League Baseball allowed the Marlins to continue playing games even after reporting several Covid-19 cases.

Major League Baseball has had all 30 teams play on the same day only three times this season.

The A's are scheduled to start a three-game series on Tuesday in Seattle. The players are protesting in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Thursday, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins took a similar action before their game at Citi Field, walking off the field.