Major League Baseball postpones Blue Jays-Phillies series after more positive tests

Washington Nationals show Bills love during Blue Jays ‘opener’

"But that's all I know right now".

Earlier in the day, the Phillies announced that all activity at Citizens Bank Park has been cancelled until further notice. But there were two positives: One from a member of the coaching staff and one from a member of the home clubhouse staff.

After Thursday's game, the Nationals will be stuck in Washington because their three-game series at Miami scheduled for Friday through Sunday was postponed because of the Marlins' outbreak.

To this point, no players from any team other than the Marlins are known to have tested positive.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo revealed news of the postponed series Thursday, saying his club was "not going to Philadelphia", where the series was scheduled to take place.

The Phillies have been inactive since a weekend series against Florida and the subsequent shutdown of the Marlins season after 18 players and personnel tested positive for the virus.


Major League Baseball said Wednesday that the Blue Jays-Phillies series would go ahead after Phillies players and on-field staff tested negative for COVID-19 for a second straight day.

Although the game was in Washington, the Blue Jays were the home team batting in the bottom half of each inning because the Canadian government wouldn't allow them to use their home stadium in Toronto during the coronavirus pandemic.

Even though the Toronto Blue Jays are not scheduled to play their first home game in Buffalo until August 11th, their opponent wanted to "blend in" with the locals.

On Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays played their third consecutive game in DC against the Washington Nationals - that's not the weird part. Toronto averaged 8.0 hits per game last season and totaled 247 home runs as a team.

With files from The Associated Press.

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