The rest of Oakland’s travel team tested negative, sources told the Chronicle, and the team did more testing on Monday and must wait for results from the second round of testing before leaving quarantine in Houston. The A’s have announced that their three matches in Seattle will be postponed through Wednesday, allowing the team to see a minimum of three double headers in September if the MLB decides that all games should be made.
The person who tests positive under the MLB protocol for 2020 will likely be left behind for quarantine and additional testing. A player with a positive test must test negative twice, with at least 24 hours of testing. Close contact of the person who tested positive may also be required to test negative before approving the trip.
Oakland, which leads the Astro from 2 the game in the AL West, was scheduled to open a series in Seattle on Tuesday. The team postponed Thursday and Friday as the first A (in Texas) and then the Astros decided to field to make a statement about police brutality and racial injustice. After Houston drifted as a doublehead on Saturday, Sunday’s game was postponed by the result of Oakland’s positive virus that was based on testing completed on Friday.
Five postponements a week, including Tuesday and Wednesday games, with only one makeup game being completed. The team could play a doubleheader in Seattle on Thursday, but Oakland face the Mariners only once and in the Coliseum in the final series of the season. Depending on the standings at that point, one game is probable or two may not need to be made.
The A’s will have a double role against the Rangers on September 12 to make for Thursday’s game, and they are likely to play two matches against Houston during a four-game series at the Coliseum next week, the last time the A’s were seen in the regular season. In Astro.
The A’s unpredictable timing could help in one respect: shortstop Marcus Semian missed the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader with the agony of the left. No major injuries were found in the MRI examination that night and the Chronicle learned that he did not have a slant stretch and was not expected to go on the injured list. After sidelining the team at least until Thursday, Semian will have to undergo treatment longer.
General Manager David Forst said on Monday that Semian has suffered a similar injury over the past two years and has played through it; This is not a muscle or soft-tissue injury, and the team ruled out a rib-cage stress fracture. “It’s really hard to judge how he compares to Saturday because he’s in a hotel room,” Forst said. “He said that’s a little less inconvenient. … The idea is cooled and reheated between games of doubleheads, making it more irritable, but Marcus knows his body and when he Ready to push through it then he’ll let us know. ”
On Monday, the team took utilitarian Chad Pinder, who can play shortstop if needed, off the paternity list and send outfielder Seth Brown back to the Taxi team and the team’s alternate venue in San Jose.