Another Yankees-Phillies game is postponed over virus concerns

By James Wagner

The New York Yankees’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night was postponed for a second straight day amid concerns over a coronavirus outbreak involving another team.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi confirmed the decision in an interview Tuesday afternoon with MLB Network Radio, according to an Associated Press report.

The teams’ game Monday night had been postponed after news of an outbreak of the coronavirus on the Miami Marlins, who played three games at the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park over the weekend. Phillies players and staff members received additional testing Monday; the results of those tests have not been announced. The visiting clubhouse at the ballpark was being disinfected, as well.

The Yankees, who arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, have been sequestered in their hotel and were not allowed to go to Citizens Bank Park on Monday. To stay active, some worked out indoors.

But after Tuesday’s postponement, the Yankees planned to leave town. They were expected to return to New York on Tuesday afternoon and work out at Yankee Stadium. The last time they played was Sunday in Washington, defeating the Nationals, 3-2.

The Marlins’ scheduled game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday was called off Monday. The Marlins have at least 18 confirmed positive cases among their players and coaches, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the results. It was reported Tuesday that four more Marlins players had tested positive.

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