Twins ask Tigers to fumigate clubhouse after sickly Red Sox’s visit
The Minnesota Twins are off to a surprising 5-1 start and apparently are taking precautions to make sure something fluky doesn’t halt the early-season momentum.
The Twins reportedly have asked the Detroit Tigers to fumigate the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park ahead of a three-game series starting Tuesday, according to the Star Tribune’s Jason Gonzalez.
Why? Because the Boston Red Sox, who have been devastated by a team-wide flu bug in recent weeks, just spent the balance of a four-game series in said clubhouse.
Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland, among several other members of the Red Sox organization, have been taken out by the flu bug. Mookie Betts just returned to the lineup Sunday after being out nearly a week due to illness. The Red Sox actually placed Robbie Ross on the disabled list due to the flu.
It got so bad that even play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien couldn’t even make it through Saturday’s broadcast, leaving the booth midway through the game.
The news of the Twins’ demand that the Tigers fumigate the visitor clubhouse at Comerica comes on the heels of the Red Sox doing the exact same thing in the home clubhouse at Fenway Park.
Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated sanitation and fumigation of the clubhouse has been done on multiple occasions during the team’s recent road trip. The Red Sox begin a six-game homestand starting Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles.
Given just how bad it has been for the Red Sox as the team battles a horrible bug, one can’t blame the Twins for being extremely cautious.