Tuesday’s Yankee-Phillies Game Postponed, 2nd Consecutive Game
The New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies will not play for the second night in a row as the Phillies are still awaiting their COVID-19 test results.
On Monday, it was announced the Miami Marlins, who the Phillies opened the season against, had 14 individuals test positive for COVID-19. Today, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported an additional four more players have tested positive, making it 17 players to test positive in the last five days.
On Monday night, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, stated on MLB Network "We expected we were going to have positives at some point. I remain optimistic that the protocols are strong enough that it will allow us to play even through an outbreak like this, and complete our season."
WIth the postponement of today's Yankee-Phillies game, that is the fourth MLB game to be postponed due to COVID-19.
The New York Yankees will be leaving Philadelphia this afternoon, and will be practing at Yankee Stadium tonight. The Yankees are still scheduled to play the Phillies tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium.