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Astros pitcher Brad Peacock shares how he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease

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Brad Peacock has been cleared to resume baseball-related activities after missing time due to hand, foot and mouth disease. The Houston Astros reliever is the third known player to contract the disease this year — all of whom have been pitchers (Noah Syndergaard and JA Happ are the others).

So how did Peacock contract it? He says it was from his infant son, who suffered a fever earlier in the month.

Peacock quarantined himself for a few days and played the video game Fortnite until he got better.

The 30-year-old is 2-4 with three saves, nine holds and a 2.98 ERA. He has 90 strikeouts in 60.1 innings.


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