Saturday’s game between the Twins and the Angels was postponed to allow for further testing and contact tracing for COVID-19 issues within the Twins organization.

A day after a member of the Twins traveling party tested positive for COVID-19, the ballclub experienced more setbacks that were announced by manager Rocco Baldelli during a pregame media conference on Saturday. 

The newer COVID-19 issues did reshuffle the Twins’ planned lineup for Saturday’s ballgame, but the club could not provide any further details prior to the postponement.

“We do have some further COVID-related issues again today,” Baldelli during Saturday’s pregame media conference. “Different than yesterday … the details of what’s going on and who it is and who is potentially in contact tracing and things like that. We’re still working through all of that and we’re not prepared to discuss it all until we’ve had all of the conversations that we need to.” 

Five members of the Twins’ traveling party have been away from the stadium and team hotel after one unspecified member of the organization tested positive on Friday. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons was placed on the COVID injured list on Wednesday after it was announced that he tested positive.