by: BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press
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CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Guardians placed three players on the COVID-19 injury list on Wednesday, including major league batting leader Owen Miller.
Right-handed starter Cal Quantrill and right-handed reliever Anthony Castro also tested positive for the virus and were moved to IL ahead of Cleveland’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox.
Miller, a first baseman, leads the major leagues with an average of .500 and a 1,509 OPS.
“They’re all fine,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “It’s good, but it’s frustrating.”
Francona said each player reported symptoms and underwent testing Tuesday. They immediately went into health and safety protocols when the diagnosis was made.
First baseman Yu Chang, who was placed on IL for undisclosed reasons on April 15, was confirmed by Francona to have tested positive for COVID.
“I do not know we are out of the woods yet,” Francona said. “I hope we are, but we do not know yet. Unfortunately in a clubhouse there is very close contact.”
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