Report: Astros Removed Bus Driver Who Drove Titans Weekend of Vikings Game

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 1, 2020

Baseball bats and gloves sit on the tarp with the new Houston Astros logo during batting practice before an exhibition baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Friday, March 29, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Pat Sullivan/Associated Press

The Houston Astros have replaced the bus driver who drove the team during its playoff series against the Minnesota Twins because he also drove the Tennessee Titans for last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. 

The Titans have had five players test positive for COVID-19, as well as six staff members, leading to a postponement of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, per Nate Davis of USA Today.

The Titans played in Minnesota on Sunday, while the Astros were in Minneapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"We are aware of the situation and are comfortable that all of our health and safety protocols have been followed," an MLB spokesman said in a statement

After sweeping the Twins in the best-of-three series, the Astros will now compete in the American League Division Series at a neutral location in Los Angeles. The squad will face either the Oakland Athletics or Chicago White Sox.

MLB had been forced to postpone games and full series as a result of COVID-19 during the regular season, especially while dealing with outbreaks involving the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. Any positive tests among Astros players could lead to a similar response, but the league and organization will try to stay proactive in preventing the spread.

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