Nationals postpone game against Phillies after 4 players, 8 staffers test positive for COVID-19
The Washington Nationals are postponing their game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team.
Four players and eight staffers tested positive for the coronavirus on the Nationals team, The Associated Press reported.
“Tonight’s scheduled game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals has been postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Nationals organization,” the team’s statement reads.
Tonight’s game has been postponed. pic.twitter.com/1eY0xdt6Yu
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 28, 2021
The game will be made up on Thursday afternoon as part of a doubleheader.
Washington manager Dave Martinez said star player Trea Turner was one of the players who tested positive but did not give the names of the others, according to the AP. It is not clear if the players or staffers were vaccinated.
It is the ninth game the MLB had to postpone this year due to coronavirus concerns.
The game was canceled as cases around the country are rising and some areas are struggling to control the outbreaks due to lower vaccination rates.
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