Member of Giants organization tests positive for COVID-19, forcing postponements

MLB San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

Jurickson Profar hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning and the San Diego Padres won their seventh straight game, 3-1 against the San Francisco Giants to sweep a doubleheader forced because of a false positive COVID-19 test.

The NL West rivals were on the field for their 9:10 p.m. ET (6:10 p.m. ET) game at Petco Park when it was called. Clevinger, who is under team control for the next couple of seasons, was topping out at 98 miles per hour in the first inning and allowed just two hits in a 99-pitch shutout.

The Giants said Sunday that outfielder Alex Dickerson received news of a positive test result for the novel coronavirus minutes before he was set to play against his hometown team on Friday night.

According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the positive test came from a Giants player.

Major League Baseball said it will conduct additional testing and contact tracing.

ESPN reported late Friday that Petco Park has been chosen to host ALDS games and the ALCS in MLB's version of a postseason bubble.

The two teams had lined up for the national anthem ahead of Friday night's game but neither took to the field, following which the Padres announced that the game had been postponed. The Padres finish the season with games at San Francisco Sept. 25-27.



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