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REPORT: Tonight’s Phillies-Yankees game has also been postponed

Phillies players await test results as more Marlins test positive.

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Reports indicate the second game of the Phillies’ series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park has also been postponed due to the Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak in Philadelphia this weekend.

Sherman’s report has since been backed up by numerous others. The news comes in the wake of a report by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that the situation with the Marlins has gotten even worse.

That would bring the total number of Marlins players to test positive for COVID-19 to 15, 50% of the team’s 30-man roster.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s main concern appears to be whether Miami’s outbreak has spread to the Phillies. Players reported to Citizens Bank Park yesterday for drive-thru testing after the cancellation of Monday’s game and, so far, the early word on test results is positive.

Obviously, the Phillies will provide a definitive report once all the results are in.

Multiple questions arise here. COVID tests don’t always turn up positive until a few days after exposure. Should the Phillies be quarantined until the end of the week? Should they continue to be tested every day for the next four days? Should the entire rest of the week’s slate be cancelled for the Phils and Marlins? And if so, how do they make up all these games?

It also appears as if the team will undergo another round of testing.

And now, it’s possible the Phillies won’t play until this weekend.

This story will be updated as needed.