Minnesota Twins pitcher J.A. Happ should wait slightly longer to start throwing periods at CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida.
According to The Athletic’s Dan Hayes, Happ examined positive for COVID-19 during intake testing. He is asymptomatic.
It’s unclear when Happ will rejoin the group and the way the COVID-19 prognosis will have an effect on his buildup forward of Opening Day.
The southpaw signed a one-year, $8 million cope with the Twins final month after spending two-and-a-half seasons with the New York Yankees.
During the pandemic-shortened marketing campaign, the 38-year-old went 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA, 1.054 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. He owns a profession 3.98 ERA and 1.301 WHIP.
Happ has additionally performed for the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners.