Twins' Simmons tests positive for COVID-19 after playing Red Sox

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The Minnesota Twins placed Andrelton Simmons on the COVID-19 injured list on Wednesday, the team announced.

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey confirmed Simmons tested positive for COVID-19 and has experienced very mild symptoms, according to MLB.com's Betsy Helfand.

The Twins have a number of people going through the contact-tracing process, Helfand adds.

Simmons played all nine innings during a 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Target Field on Tuesday.

Last month, the 31-year-old said he wasn't interested in taking or advocating for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Twins selected the contract of utility player JT Riddle from the club's alternate training site to replace Simmons on the roster.

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Twins' Simmons tests positive for COVID-19 after playing Red Sox
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