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.
Falvey says Simmons has exhibited very mild symptoms. https://t.co/CCZlLQzifh— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) April 14, 2021
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.
I’ve received some questions and some requests regarding the vaccine. And for personal reasons and past experience I will not be taking it or advocating for it. I hope I don’t have to explain myself. And hope you all make the best decision for you and your family’s health— Andrelton Simmons (@Andrelton) March 26, 2021
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.