DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: Manager Paul Molitor #4 of the Minnesota Twins watches the game from the dugout against the Detroit Tigers in the second inning at Comerica Park on September 12, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Twins are heading to Detroit for a series with the Detroit Tigers, but not before the Tigers make sure the visiting clubhouse and broadcast booth have been scrubbed down of any germs left behind by the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have been dealing with a flu bug over the last week that has left several players ill.

During the series between the Tigers and Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez was treated at a hospital for an illness, Xander Bogaerts didn’t even come to the ballpark due to another bug, and the flu landed Robbie Ross Jr. on the 10-day DL. A handful of other players and a Red Sox broadcaster also got sick in Detroit. The Red Sox said “three different viruses” were causing problems around the Red Sox.

While no major threat to widespread player safety is in play, getting sick is no fun and the Twins were hoping to avoid having similar issues in Detroit. Fortunately, the Tigers were more than accommodating, as was the team hotel.

A cleanup crew spent Monday scrubbing down and sanitizing the entire visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park before the Twins arrived.

“I appreciate them doing that for us,” Twins reliever Matt Belisle said. “I didn’t know anything about that. I think a few times with the (Colorado) Rockies, they just passed around a bunch of Tamiflu or something.”

The Red Sox dropped three games in the four-game series. We’ll see how the Twins do.

[Twin Cities]

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