J.A. Happ tests positive for COVID-19
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Twins pitcher J.A. Happ tests positive for COVID-19 during intake testing

Minnesota Twins pitcher J.A. Happ will have to wait a little longer to begin throwing sessions at CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida. 

According to The Athletic's Dan Hayes, Happ tested positive for COVID-19 during intake testing. He is asymptomatic. 

It's unclear when Happ will rejoin the team and how the COVID-19 diagnosis will affect his buildup ahead of Opening Day.

The southpaw signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Twins last month after spending two-and-a-half seasons with the New York Yankees.

During the pandemic-shortened campaign, the 38-year-old went 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA, 1.054 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. He owns a career 3.98 ERA and 1.301 WHIP. 

Happ has also played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners.  

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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