NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Major League Baseball officially postponed this weekend’s Subway Series at Citi Field after two members of the Mets tested positive for COVID-19 during the team’s last series in Miami.
The Mets series finale against the Marlins was postponed Thursday when the team announced a player and staff member tested positive.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 21, 2020
MLB had already postponed Friday’s opener between the Mets and Yankees due to the positive tests.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 20, 2020
The league said canceling the entire weekend series will allow for additional testing and contact tracing.
The two members of the Mets organization who tested positive stayed in Miami overnight while the rest of the team flew back to New York on Thursday.
This is the first time the Mets have been directly affected by the coronavirus since the season began.
The Yankees haven’t had any in-season positive tests but had their schedule altered twice after the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies had positive tests.
In all, the league has now postponed 36 games due to COVID-19.
Major League Baseball is hoping to make up one or two of those games on Monday, which is an off day for both teams, but that depends on subsequent testing.
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