The opening series of the season between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets was postponed on Friday. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that the team̵
In addition to active testing, five other national players are also being isolated and contact tracing, because the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak have already raised questions about when the season in Washington will begin.
The undecided results of positive tests from three Nationals players and another player resulted in the postponement of their opening day match scheduled for Thursday. Saturday and Sunday games have also been postponed, and will be supplemented for the rest of the season, as the team plans to play 19 games against each other in the Eastern Division of the National League.
The Mets will start their season in Philadelphia on Monday. The team plans to stop and exercise in Washington the day before heading to Philadelphia. The Mets will not make any changes to their rotation. Jacob deGrom, who was originally scheduled to pitch on Thursday, will start the game on Monday.
The time of the game in Washington will depend on the results of the team’s contact tracking after the outbreak. The Nationals players and staff have been isolated from the world in recent days, and the team hopes that Monday’s game against the Atlanta Warriors will not be affected.
Mike Rizzo said on Thursday’s video conference: “In most cases, our entire team is locked, and they are self-isolating.”
Rizzo said on Thursday that one player who tested positive had a fever, but the other players had no symptoms of COVID-19.
The MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed that people who are considered to be in close contact with a person who tested positive must be quarantined for one week, and those who are determined to have COVID-19 must be quarantined for at least one week. 10 days.
Major League Baseball and the Players Association released their weekly test results on Friday, saying that three players and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 from 14,354 tests conducted.
The explosions in St. Louis and Miami last season disrupted the team, but none derailed them in the end, because both entered the playoffs. Nationals eager to enter the playoffs will soon be absent from this season because those who test positive will be included on the COVID-19 injury list.