The MLB announced that Thursday’s opening say matchup between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the Nationals organization. The MLB said in a news release: “Out of an abundance of caution, the game will not be made up on Friday. MLB will continue to provide updates as available.”
The Nationals were scheduled to host the Mets home; however the Nationals said Wednesday that they would be without five players and a staff member because a player had tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test result came from Monday’s round of testing, while the team was still in West Palm Beach, Fla., for spring training.
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