AUG. 25: The Astros have reopened their site, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic tweets.
AUG. 22: The Astros’ alternate training site in Corpus Christi was recently shut down due to a positive COVID-19 test, GM James Click told reporters (including MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart and the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome). “As the result of a single positive test, we have shut down the facility out of an abundance of caution while we go through the Major League Baseball-managed contact tracing and testing protocols,” Astros GM James Click said.
For now, the issue seems restricted to that lone positive result. Contact tracing efforts didn’t reveal any link between the person who tested positive and anyone on either the Astros’ active roster or traveling party, so “based on the protocols, the big league team is currently unaffected,” Click said.
It isn’t yet known when the alternate site will re-open, leaving the 23 non-MLB members of the Astros’ current player pool in limbo until they are cleared to resume workouts. It would also seem that the Astros wouldn’t be able to call any of these players up to the big league roster unless they pass testing protocols (usually two negative results on consecutive days, and likely some type of brief quarantine period will be required in this case). However the process plays out, the Astros will surely be hampered by the loss of their training site, particularly given that a swath of injuries has already forced the team to reach further into its organizational depth chart.
Marvel's MAGA Man
Karma doing Manfreds job for him this season with the astros.
Blame the union
Hey Rocket Scientist…You looked at the IL recently for all of MLB?
Or how many teams now have numerous doubleheader’s scheduled.
Oh my bad you just wanted a chance to take a shot at the Astros. Your about 3 months late.
I remember when I first started using the internet.
Pretty sure that means Karma is poleaxing the Marlins, Cardinals, Mets, Braves…I mean if you include the indirect ramifications than I guess karma just hates baseball?
Poleaxing…..Nice! I imagine most people would have to consult their Funk & Wagnals to see what a pole ax is.
And I imagine most people would have to consult Google to see what Funk & Wagnals is.
or where to watch “Laugh In” reruns….if they remember “Laugh In”….
Rowan & Martin…..yes sir
“Sock it to ME??????????”
(Said by a President of the US….a cookie if you remember which…)
Easy one, Richard M. Nixon in 1968 on the Laugh in Show!
Oatmeal Raisin cookie, time lease….
Or in the Words of Archie Bunker, Richard “E.” Nixon.
dude angry much?
Chances are the Alternate Site will get shut down by Laura & Marco, two tropical storms in the gulf.
Same with MLB Games if Houston. At least not hitting Orlando.
Oh that’s true. Didn’t even think of that. Not a great time to live in Texas. Those storms are going to make things miserable with all this high pressure heat.
No such thing as karma, but it’s hard to feel sorry for the plight of the trashtros. To most teams you say “tough break” , to Asterisks, you say “LOL”
Good thing they reopened. These guys need more reps listening for bangs on trash cans before they can make it to the pros.
Outstanding trolling on this site without the meanness normaly associated with it is a really great feature of this site.
Ham wins this one.