Dennis Santana, Texas Rangers relief from COVID-19 symptoms, is now on the injured list

ARLINGTON Texas — Texas RangersRelief Dennis SantanaAfter he arrived at the ballpark with symptoms, he was tested to see if he was healthy and was put on the COVID-19 injures list.

Chris Young, general manager, said that the team was meeting with Major League Baseball to discuss protocols and work out any contact tracing issues. Young didn't have the results of his test at the time he spoke to the media prior to the game against The. Los Angeles AngelsSantana's symptoms were not mentioned by a friend.

“We're in touch with the league. We plan to continue to follow.” [protocol]. Young explained that things have changed a bit since last year. “But we'll be following MLB's guidance and doing everything we can to protect everyone.”

This move was made four days after Santana returned with the Rangers from Toronto's season-opening series. All players were required to have their vaccines up to date in order to travel to Canada. Each player had to also take part in a negative test on the weekend before heading to the United States.

Young stated that Santana was feeling fine Tuesday after the Rangers last played on Tuesday before taking a day off Wednesday.

Young stated that Young wanted to be proactive and ensure that they're doing all possible. “But we just discovered this and are now… taking the necessary measures to ensure that we protect everyone, regardless of whether it's COVID.

Santana must be on COVID IL for at least five days. Santana also needs to have no symptoms during the last two days.

Santana was replaced on the roster by the Rangers' right-hander Nick Snyder of Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas activated the right-hander on Thursday as well Garrett RichardsThe reliever began the season on the IL after he had a blister on his right thumb.

Right-hander Spencer HowardFriday's scheduled starter, Jeremy, was placed on the 10-day IL due to a cracked fingernail causing a blister. The move was retroactive to Monday.

Opening day starter Jon GrayAlready was on the injured roster due to a blister. The right-hander can be activated as soon as Tuesday.

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