According to Astros General Manager James Click, they were alerted that a staff member was potentially exposed to a COVID-positive individual outside of the organization.
Posey announced his decision on Friday. He says his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week.
Astros All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman recently made the decision to hire Scott Boras as his agent. Now Bregman, who has become one of the top players in baseball, is one of Boras’ clients.
The Astros' season will begin at home on July 24 against Seattle.
The positive tests occurred among 19 of the 30 teams, according to results of the samples sent to the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan, Utah. There were 3,185 samples collected and tested through the first week of intake testing.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has already disrupted the entire sports world, has forced league officials to rule out an all-star game for the first time since World War II.
The MiLB said that the move allows for “our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”
The Houston Astros will use the baseball facilities at the University of Houston as an alternate workout site in an effort to socially distance its players and staff.
Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.
Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players' association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A Houston Astros player has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says the player has been working out at the Astros complex in West Palm Beach, FL.
MLB players hoped to play through until at least November, but owners believe the already-shortened season should only go on until October. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the major leagues would be wise to wrap up the postseason in September.
MLB's action was described to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the details who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement was authorized.
Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new coronavirus, with showers at ballparks discouraged and players possibly arriving in uniform, like they did when they were teenagers.
Former Astros manager and player Art Howe was released from Memorial Hermann Hospital after being admitted Tuesday due to COVID-19.
Former Houston Astros star player and general manager Bob Watson died at the age of 74. FOX 26 Sports Anchor Mark Berman reports Watson died after a long battle with kidney disease.
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and other professional athlete special guests will battle it out in a virtual video game arena to raise money for the Houston Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Major League Baseball operations had been previously suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was unclear when, and if, gameplay would resume in 2020.
Patrick Ryan of Eventellect talks about status of MLB and ticket refunds -some teams are refunding ONLY April games. Some are refunding April, May and June. some are giving fans a bonus credit for future purchases.
The Boston Red Sox were stripped of their second-round pick in this year’s amateur draft by Major League Baseball for sign stealing in 2018 and former manager Alex Cora was suspended through the 2020 postseason for his previous conduct as bench coach with the Houston Astros.