The Marlins' home opener in Miami against the Orioles was reportedly canceled Monday after eight players and two coaches tested positive for coronavirus.
Following that news, the Phillies, who Miami played this past weekend in a three-game series, appears to have handled their Monday night clash with the Yankees similarly. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Phillies vs. Yankees will be postponed.
Tonight’s Yankees-Phillies game is cancelled, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2020
Postponed is the proper word, for now. https://t.co/t3fr48UJS7— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2020
In addition, the Phillies are quarantining their entire visiting clubhouse staff following the Marlins series as they wait for test results, per The Athletic's Matt Gelb.
As of now, the number of Phillies players to test positive after playing a series against the Marlins is unknown. Miami reportedly had four players test positive before Sunday's game and were scratched from the lineup. However, the game was not canceled and went on as originally scheduled.
The Phillies and Yankees were slated to play a four-game home-and-home series, with two games in Philly and two games in New York. The plan beyond Monday's games remains to be seen.
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