Astros' Peacock becomes latest player with hand, foot, and mouth disease
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Add Brad Peacock to the list of major-leaguers to contract hand, foot, and mouth disease this season.

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced Tuesday that Peacock was sent home after he reported worsening symptoms following the team's arrival in Detroit on Monday, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

"We deal with similar things like this all the time, maybe not to this extent," Hinch said. "I'm not sure why this has become a thing in Major League Baseball this year. There's a running joke inside about having to sanitize everything, but I'm not aware of any sort of precautions we've taken."

Hinch did not provide a timeline for Peacock's return.

Peacock is the third pitcher to succumb to the illness this season, joining Noah Syndergaard of the New York Mets and J.A. Happ of the New York Yankees.

The pitcher has appeared in 55 games - one start - for Houston this season, authoring a 2.98 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 90 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings.

Astros' Peacock becomes latest player with hand, foot, and mouth disease
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