Rangers facing potential COVID outbreak only six games into season
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ARLINGTON — The Texas Rangers haven’t gone into shutdown mode, but the news they received Thursday might lead to some enhanced safety precautions.
Right-handed reliever Dennis Santana was placed on the COVID injured list after arriving at Globe Life Field with symptoms. He was tested, and the Rangers said results were pending. Symptoms were enough for the Rangers to get Santana off the roster.
Rookie righty Nick Snyder was recalled from Triple A Round Rock to replace Snyder.
Santana passed a COVID test Saturday as a requisite of being able to travel to the U.S. following the season-opening series in Canada. The Rangers were off Wednesday, but Santana didn’t have any symptoms Tuesday when he left after the Rangers’ 4-1 loss to Colorado.
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