Tuesday's Yankees-Phillies game postponed following Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak, per report

Liz Roscher

The dominoes continue to fall following the outbreak of COVID-19 on the Miami Marlins.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Tuesday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed. Game 1 of that two-game series, which was supposed to be played on Monday, was also postponed after Marlins players tested positive for the coronavirus while still in Philadelphia.

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No positive tests reported on Phillies

This outbreak, which is continuing to snowball, began over the weekend when the Marlins traveled to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. Marlins players decided to play on Sunday despite several of their teammates testing positive, even though they’d likely been exposed. That decision was made without the input of experts, who say that the Marlins should not have played.

Monday brought news of more positive tests on the Marlins, which led to the postponement of the Marlins-Orioles game and the Yankees-Phillies game. The Marlins remained in Philadelphia to quarantine and wait for the results of more testing, and the entire Phillies team and numerous staff had to be tested since the Marlins exposed them to the coronavirus.

Even though the second Yankees-Phillies game has been postponed, there might be some good news. According to Sherman, there have been no positive tests on the Phillies thus far.

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As for the Marlins, four more players have reportedly tested positive.

MLB considering schedule shuffle

While MLB figures out what will happen next with the Marlins and the Phillies, to a lesser degree, one option will be to have their opponents — Yankees and Orioles — play each other. The plan isn’t set in stone, but it sounds like there could be some schedule shuffling so that the Yankees and Orioles (and future Marlins opponents) aren’t just waiting around for their next opponent.

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Under one plan, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Marlins wouldn’t play again until Monday.

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