“Houston Astros put second baseman Jose Altowe, third baseman Alex Bregman, assigned striker Jordan Alvarez, hunter Martin Maldonado and reserve midfielder Robel Garcia on the list of victims as a result of health and safety protocols,” the general said. .
Click said he could not say whether a player had tested positive for COVID-19 or had been exposed to someone who had done so. He said the duration of each player’s absence would be determined by conducting contact tests.
He also said the moves were not a function of players violating COVID-19 protocols.
“Absolutely not. The boys were extremely vigilant to make sure that on the field, far from the field, they follow the rules,”
The Astros, who are not on the 85% threshold for vaccination to loosen up the team’s protocols, said they did not know they had to make those moves until the end of Tuesday’s game. All other players on the team will undergo intensive testing, and all coaches and staff have been released to continue working.
In the respective moves Astros called the inner player Taylor Jones, the hunter Gareth Stubbs, the player Abraham Toro, the player Alex De Goti and the outfielder Ronnie Dawson from the place for alternative training of the team.
All five players are expected to arrive in time for Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park.
Click said MLB did not believe there was a healthy reason not to play the game on Wednesday, “so from now on we play the game.”
Astros lost four in a row after a 6-1 start and now have to play without four members of their starting lineup.
“When it rains, it rains,” Click said. “It’s a difficult situation, but we can’t let that take us away from winning this game.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.