Astros canceled Saturday's training at Minute Maid Park after an employee was likely exposed to COVID-19.
General Manager James Click Make a statement Saturday morning and called the club's decision "a precautionary measure."
"As part of the MLB reporting and testing plan, we have been warned that an employee is likely to be exposed to an COVID-positive individual outside the organization. I follow the established cleaning and testing protocols so we can bring our players and staff back to the pitch as safely as possible, "Click said in the statement.
The cancellation on Saturday marks the club's second time this week after it ceased operations on Monday due to delayed coronavirus test results. Countries and Cardinals are also forced to cancel training on Monday, while Angels push them back after a few hours so testers will be present when the player arrives.
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