AP -- Eager for a fresh start with a new team, J.A. Happ needed to slow down before throwing a single pitch for the Minnesota Twins. The left-hander tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to spring training, putting his practice schedule on hold.

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Happ cleared virus protocols on Tuesday and took part in team workouts for the first time at camp in Fort Myers, Florida. Elsewhere around spring training, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam for the San Diego Padres and Adam Wainwright pitched two perfect innings for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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