Astros pitcher Brad Peacock shares how he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease
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.
Brad Peacock said he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease from his 1-year-old son, Colton. He was cleared by doctors today and is here at Minute Maid Park. Upon returning to Houston from Detroit, Peacock sat in a room by himself for a couple days and played Fortnite
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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.