The Twins announced Wednesday that they’ve placed infielder JT Riddle on the Covid-19-related injured list and selected the contract of catcher Tomas Telis from their taxi squad. Riddle becomes the fifth member of the Twins’ roster to land on the Covid-19 IL, joining shortstop Andrelton Simmons, lefty Caleb Thielbar and outfielders Max Kepler and Kyle Garlick. Because of that string of positive tests, which have already required several additions to the roster, Telis was the last remaining member of the five-man taxi squad on the road trip (as noted yesterday by MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park).
There’s no indication from the Twins that Riddle actually tested positive, nor is there any indication that today’s game will be postponed. Minnesota’s games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday were all postponed due to Covid issues within the organization. President of baseball operations Derek Falvey announced a week ago that Simmons had tested positive, and in the days since, both Kepler and Garlick have tested positive as well. Thielbar is on the list as a close contact but has tested negative to this point.
Riddle and Telis, teammates with the 2017-18 Marlins, both signed minor league deals with the Twins this winter. Riddle was only brought up to the big league roster when Simmons was placed on the injured list, and he’s gone 2-for-6 while appearing in four games since that promotion. Telis, meanwhile, has spent the past few years in the Twins’ system but hasn’t been called up from Triple-A or their alternate training site until today. He hit .330/.364/.490 in 82 games with Minnesota’s Triple-A club in 2019 and is a career .230/.267/.298 hitter in 267 Major League plate appearances.
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Well if it was about exposure.. then the whole clubhouse should have been quarantined for 10 days..minimum… that is proper CDC procedure.. Its funny they bring up a catcher because they have 3 and apparently that’s not enough?
No, his is first-party, clubhouse is second. If he becomes symptomatic/positive, then it becomes an issue for anyone who had close contact with him.
Ironically, (but thankfully), nobody has died from this reported deadly infectious disease that’s noted as killing a significant (albeit minority) percentage of those who contract it. Makes one think about the accuracy of information out there.
Telis was the only guy left on the taxi squad, plus the Twins used Garver, Astudillo, and Jeffers in the starting lineup for one of the doubleheader games yesterday.
How about quarantining for flu and pneumonia also.
get you flu shot and pneumonia shot and the life you save may be your own
Won’t need a flu shot anymore since it seems COVID has killed off the flu. Hardly exists anymore.
False: wearing masks, social distancing and washing your hands stopped the flu season.. that is science..
Then why hasn’t it stopped COVID?
Transmissible rate, methods of transmission , droplet size and Because there are too many who didn’t follow the protocals.. the antimask crowd were a large part why we had a large outbreak rather than smaller less deadly easier to control out break like in Japan.. who also didn’t have a flu season and had near universal mask and protocol compliance.. transmissible rate. Covid is Highly contagious compared with the flu.. with a R about 3, your common flu is about 1.5 so twice the transmission rate.. .. now that doesn’t seem like much but in fact the with Covid the progression is 1 person = 3 persons = 9 person= 27 persons.. while the flu in the same time frame is 1 person =1.5 persons= 2.25 persons= 5 persons ( this is the general math.. for the more certain go look it up).. You catch it thru droplets in the air and masks only stop most of the droplets in the air.. plus Covid can and is caught thru the eyeballs.. you get a microscopic droplet on your eye and you are infected.. which is why we see medical people not only wear masks but also face shields.. so while partial compliance and the fact that people got their flu shots stopped the flu because it is less transmissible, it didn’t stop the more contagious Covid..
False: you can be a spreader before you test positive and being asymptomatic. (uchealth.org/today/the-truth-about-asymptomatic-sp… )
As to the number of deaths: This virus kills mainly the elderly, the sick, people with pre-existing conditions.. but scientist know that the count we see is an undercount… Multiple University studies have shown that the actual death rate from Covid is 30-36% higher..
“US COVID Deaths May Be Undercounted by 36 Percent” bu.edu/sph/news/articles/2020/us-covid-deaths-may-…
but what most people miss is the long term effects on those infected.. There are approximately 10 % of the infected who will have long term symptoms.. and even in healthy young adults you are seeing disabling conditions.. last year we had red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez suffered from myocarditis and wasn’t even supposed to walk: until the controled the condition… cbssports.com/mlb/news/red-sox-pitcher-cleared-to-…
Did you know there there is a high rate of false positives? off-guardian.org/2020/12/18/who-finally-admits-pcr…. And COVID was downgraded from the list of highly infectious diseases back in March of 2020 onthewight.com/why-covid-19-was-downgraded-from-hi….
I suggest you read the science instead of the blogs…
Yeah read the scripture… uh, I mean science.
It’s my understanding that the Catcher Telis was the only player left on the 5 player taxi squad. That’s why he was activated.
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JT is a Riddle. An Enigma. A Conundrum.