OAKLAND, Calif. -- Infielder Jed Lowrie and relievers A.J. Puk and Lou Trivino were among six players added to the COVID-19 injured list by the Oakand Athletics before their home-opening 5-1 win against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.
"We definitely have been faced with some challenges." A's rookie manager Mark Kotsay said. "I think the way you handle those challenges enables you to get through them quicker, take it on and move forward. The game of baseball, any sport really, is a reflection of life. And so my message is always: Stay positive, optimism wins."
Oakland went 5-5 on its opening trip.