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Miguel Sano among 4 Twins players to test positive for COVID-19

Third baseman Miguel Sano was among four Minnesota Twins players to test positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Saturday.

Sano and catcher Willians Astudillo are both said to be asymptomatic, in quarantine

Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins has tested positive for COVID-19 along with three teammates. Sano signed a three-year, $30 million contract extension this past off-season. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Third baseman Miguel Sano was among four Minnesota Twins players to test positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Saturday.

Catcher Willians Astudillo joined minor-leaguers Nick Gordon and Edwar Colina in also testing positive for COVID-19.

Per the Twins, Sano and Astudillo are both said to be asymptomatic and in quarantine in Minnesota.

The 27-year-old Sano signed a three-year, $30 million contract extension with a fourth-year club option this past offseason.

Sano rebounded from beginning last season on the injured list to set career-high totals in homers (34) and RBIs (79) in 105 games. He also had a .247 batting average.

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Astudillo, 28, batted .268 with four homers and 21 RBIs in 58 games last season with the Twins.

Gordon, a 24-year-old shortstop, batted .298 with four homers and 40 RBIs in 70 games in 2019 with Triple-A Rochester.

Colina, a 23-year-old right-hander, posted an 8-2 record with a 2.96 ERA with three minor league teams last season.

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