Report: Tonight’s Phillies vs Yankees Game Postponed
The MLB season started less than a week ago and it is already being disrupted by COVID-19.
Today will mark the second game of the 2020 season that the Phillies will have to postpone, after an outbreak occurred within the Marlins’ team wen they were in Philadelphia, according to multiple reports.
The Phillies and Yankees had their game postponed on Monday, but the game was cancelled, with the Philies team receiving tests on Monday. The results of those tests are not known at this time, but should be coming later today.
As for the Yankees, according to Joel Sherman, they are headed back to New York to practice, with the Phillies scheduled to head back to New York to play games there on Wednesday and Thursday.
The news has gotten substantially worse for the Miami Marlins.
After learning that 14 members of their playing and coaching staff had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday morning, four additional players have tested positive as of Tuesday morning.
As the Marlins and Orioles series is not going to happen in Miami, the Phillies are also postponing their games.
The good news, Karl Ravich of ESPN reports, is that it is not due to any positive tests from Phillies players:
Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia notes that the Phillies will use today to head to New York so that the two clubs may play Wednesday and Thursday.
But the Marlins face serious challenges to continue their season. Reports on Monday night had the club looking to add additional players who can play at the MLB level. That will be a challenge since the other 92 teams are holding on to options should they have issues themselves.
Miami had been called the "epicenter of the pandemic" by some published reports in recent weeks.