Phillies and Yankees postponed again as COVID-19 testing continues

Phillies and Yankees postponed again
The COVID-19 outbreak that has impacted more than half of the Marlins roster has forced Major League Baseball to postpone Tuesday's contest between the Phillies and the Yankees.

Monday's game between and the Phils and Yanks was also postponed. The Marlins visited Philadelphia this past weekend.

The Phillies underwent COVID-19 testing on Monday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. According to sources, early results on Tuesday indicate no positive cases amongst players or coaches.

The Yankees have been in Philadelphia since Sunday night. They are heading back to the Bronx this afternoon and plan to practice at Yankee Stadium tonight.

The Phillies, meanwhile, will wait for today's test results to decide what to do next. If tests come back negative, the club expects to bus to New York tomorrow morning to open a two-game set with the Yanks.

Regardless of the test results, the Phillies are not out of the woods just yet. According to the CDC, COVID-19 may not trigger a positive test until a week or more from point of infection.

The protocols instituted by Major League Baseball instruct testing of players to happen every other day. It's unclear at this point if the Phillies will require or request additional testing beyond what's mandated by MLB.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
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