Candelario was transferred from the bereavement list to the COVID-19 injured list Saturday as he goes through intake testing before he can return to the roster. Candelario has been away from the team since hitting the bereavement list Tuesday. He'll wait at least one more day before being activated, though his absence shouldn't be a long one unless the tests come back with unexpected results.
Candelario (personal) will rejoin the Tigers sometime this weekend and is expected to be activated from the bereavement list Monday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The 27-year-old was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday and will need to go throught he COVID-19 protocols once he rejoins the team. Harold Castro and Isaac Paredes are likely to work at third base until Candelario is ready to go.
Candelario landed on the bereavement list Tuesday. Players can spend between three and seven days on the bereavement list, placing Candelario's return somewhere between Friday and next Tuesday. Isaac Paredes was recalled in a corresponding move and could see starts at third base in Candelario's absence, though those could also go to Harold Castro.
Candelario went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and two RBI on Tuesday against the Mariners. Candelario took Justin Dunn yard in his first at-bat of the game to record his fourth home run of the season. He remained productive for the remainder of the contest, driving in a run in the third inning while also racking up his seventh double and subsequently coming around to score in the eighth frame. Candelario is riding a four-game hitting streak and has maintained a .291/.367/.419 line with 15 RBI and 21 runs scored across 40 games for the campaign.
Candelario (knee) will bat third and play third base Monday against the Mariners, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Candelario left Saturday's game against the Cubs after getting hit in the knee by a pitch. He didn't play in Sunday's contest but is ready to go again following a day off.
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