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Phillies’ weekend series with Blue Jays postponed amid positive coronavirus tests

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This weekend’s series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo announced Thursday. Toronto is in D.C. for a series with the Nationals and may remain there now that their upcoming series has been pushed back.

Montoyo’s announcement comes on the heels of the Phillies cancelling all practices at Citizens Bank Park “until further notice” as a result of both a coach and home clubhouse staffer testing positive for the coronavirus. No Phillies players have tested positive since the start of the season.

Philadelphia has already had a series with the New York Yankees postponed after its previous opponent, the Miami Marlins, experienced a COVID-19 outbreak that’s since seen 17 players and two coaches test positive for the virus. The outbreak has since affected the schedules of five other teams.

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Among those teams are the Nationals, who will join the Blue Jays in taking this weekend off in D.C. Washington was scheduled to play the Marlins from Friday through Sunday but will rest for a few days while Miami attempts to put together a healthy roster.

No timetable has been given for when the Marlins or Phillies will have their games made up.

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