The collection between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals has been postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak amongst Nationals players, MLB talked about in a press launch Friday. The announcement comes after the preliminary matchup for every teams wasa day prior.
“Main League Baseball introduced at this time that the rest of this weekend’s collection between the host Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, which incorporates video games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, has been postponed resulting from continued follow-up testing and contract tracing involving members of the Nationals group,” the assertion talked about.
Three Nationals players examined constructive for COVID-19, with one other participant doable, the workers’s frequent supervisor Mike Rizzo talked about Thursday. Rizzo talked about the contaminated players are in quarantine and the workers is conducting intensive contact tracing.
The Mets and Nationals won’t begin their seasons until Monday on the earliest. The Mets will kick off their season in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia whereas the Nationals will welcome the Braves to the nation’s capital.
Earlier than Thursday, all 30 teams had been set to take the sphere for opening day, the first 162-game season since 2019 after the coronavirus pandemic compelled teams to play the shortened 2020 season. Apart from the Mets-Nationals recreation, the Boston Pink Sox-Baltimore Orioles recreation was postponed as a consequence of local weather.
Final yr, the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins had been involved in baseball’s two most important COVID-19 outbreaks, CBS Sports activities reported. Each teams had been shut down for about two weeks with a double-digit number of players and staff members testing optimistic throughout the early weeks of the abbreviated 60-game frequent season.