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Positive COVID-19 Test for Nationals Results in Postponement of Game With the Mets

Elisha Twerski
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So far, 2021 is starting to look like 2020 all over again as on Opening Day, Major League Baseball is forced to deal with its first COVID-19 situation.

ESPN's Buster Onley reports that tonight's game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals will be postponed. The league built in an off day on Friday for the series, but it appears they won't play then either, and makeup dates have yet to be announced.

Major League Baseball is more likely to forge ahead with the health and safety protocols, especially considering that they'll have more opportunities to make up the calendar games, with this being a division series.

On Wednesday, news came out of the Nationals camp that one of their players tested positive for the coronavirus. Contact tracing led to five other organization members, including four players, having to quarantine for precautionary measures. It's unknown how many players or players may have tested positive, but the Nationals have already planned some roster moves.

Anthony DiComo's reporting suggests that this appears to be an isolated situation with the Nationals as there are no positive tests in the Mets camp.

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