Athletics

A's announce positive COVID-19 test; game in Houston postponed

Athletics
AP

The A's Sunday game against the Astros in Houston has been postponed after a member of the Oakland organization tested positive for COVID-19.

The A's announced the news in a statement.

The A's conducted testing and contact tracing for their entire traveling party Sunday morning. They will self-isolate in Houston. 

Oakland was ending a week-long trip in Texas on Sunday. They were set to play the Texas Rangers four times before the final game of the series was postponed Thursday due to the A's boycotting their game following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man who was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The A's then walked off the field in their series opener against Houston, and made that game up with a double-header Saturday.

While the A's will self-isolate in Houston, they already had a scheduled day off Monday before traveling to Seattle for a three-game series against the Mariners starting Tuesday.

The A's (22-12) entered Sunday 2.5 games ahead of the Astros atop the AL West standings.