Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons tests positive for COVID-19
Minnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons (9) makes a throw to first base for an out during the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons tests positive for COVID-19

Minnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons has landed on the COVID-19 injured list, the team announced prior to Wednesday's matchup with the Boston Red Sox. 

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said Simmons tested positive for COVID-19 and has been experiencing mild symptoms, according to MLB.com's Betsy Helfand. 

Simmons played all nine innings of Tuesday's game against the Red Sox at Target Field. 

The 31-year-old said last month that he would not be taking the COVID-19 vaccine for personal reasons and past experiences. It's unclear if his stance will change after this latest development.

Simmons was having a solid season before being sidelined, slashing .355/.474/.452 with three RBI on 11 hits. He is in his first season with the Twins after five years with the Los Angeles Angels. 

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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