Contagious Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Throws Curveball Into MLB Season

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Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock has come down with hand, foot and mouth disease, a team spokesman confirmed to NPR, in Major League Baseball's third known case of the contagious virus this season. Peacock is home recuperating in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reports, after falling ill while he was with the team last weekend in Boston. He was feeling worse by Monday in Detroit, where the team's medical staff attended to him before sending him home. Pitchers Noah Syndergaard with the Mets and J.A. Happ with the Yankees both came down with the virus earlier this summer and were placed on the 10-day disabled list. "I'm not sure why this has become a thing in Major League Baseball this year," Astros manager A.J. Hinch told the Chronicle . "There's a...

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Contagious Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Throws Curveball Into MLB Season

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