The Phillies Will Not Play For Several Days Amid COVID Outbreak

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Still, Tuesday's game between the Phillies and New York Yankees has been postponed. Not only have the Phillies not been able to play this week, they haven't been able to practice or have scheduled bullpen sessions at the stadium.

"This really sucks", Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutcheon tweeted after Thursday's team workout was wiped out. "All activity at Citizens Bank Park has been cancelled today and until further notice". The Phillies are scheduled to play "at" the Blue Jays beginning Friday, July 31, although those games are supposed to happen in Philadelphia because the Jays' temporary home in Buffalo won't be ready until mid-August.

Testing was done on Wednesday.

The positive tests come after the Marlins played three games of a four-game series against NY, which began last Friday.

The Phillies have not played since Sunday, following news that 19 members of the Miami Marlins tested positive for COVID-19 while in Philadelphia.

There was concern about the Yankees using the same visitors' locker room that had been occupied by the virus-hit Marlins. One is a member of the coaching staff and one of a member of the home clubhouse staff.

The Phillies season being halted hasn't caused a major shift in their World Series odds as they're still considered a long shot at +5000.

For those betting on the Major League Baseball, now could be one of the unique circumstances to place a wager on these odds because the Phillies roster harbors a lot of talent and this team could end up surprising some teams in the playoffs.

Get Yankees text messages: Cut through the clutter of social media and text during games with beat writers and columnists. The realities of the virus still loom large, and we must operate with that in mind every day.



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