The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees have postponed their matchups for the second straight day due to the fallout for the Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak, MLB Network's Joel Sherman first reported.
Sherman reported that despite the postponement, the Phillies have received no positive COVID-19 cases in the early rounds of results.
Heard the early results are that no #Phillies players have so far tested positive.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 28, 2020
Despite the promising news of test results, Tuesday's game was still postponed out of an abundance of caution. MLB hit a major road bump on Monday after it was reported that seven players and two staff members on the Miami Marlins had tested positive for COVID-19. This came a day after the Marlins reported multiple positive tests but still played a game against the Phillies.
Amid the outbreak, Miami halted its travels home and the Baltimore Orioles, their next opponent, flew back to Baltimore as their Monday and Tuesday matchups were postponed. The Marlins reportedly had four more positive cases on Tuesday.
Out of caution, the Phillies and Yankees decided to do the same on Monday, as Newd York would have had to play in the visiting clubhouse that the Marlins were just in. Additionally, Philadelphia players had just been in contact with a Miami team that has a full-on outbreak.
The Yankees and Phillies are set to play each other on Wednesday and Thursday in New York, but it is unclear at this time whether or not those games will be played. The Marlins are scheduled to visit Baltimore on the same days, but the odds are not in their favor.
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