SAN DIEGO — The Astros have temporarily shut down their alternate training site in Corpus Christi following a positive COVID-19 test by “one of the individuals utilizing the facilities.”
The Astros’ major league team and traveling party is currently not implicated or affected by the shutdown, general manager James Click said.
“No one currently on the road with the major league team turned up as a part of the contact tracing protocols,” Click said on Saturday. “Based on the protocols, the big league team is currently unaffected.”
According to a team announcement on Saturday, contact tracing procedures have begun in Corpus Christi with players and staff isolating following testing. The facility at Whataburger Field has been shut down while awaiting those test results.
A timetable for the test results or a potential reopening of the facility is unknown. As of Thursday, the team had 28 players working out in Corpus Christi, including rehabbing major league pitchers Chris Devenski, José Urquidy and Brad Peacock along with utilityman Aledmys Díaz