The Yankees and Phillies will make up the four games they lost to the coronavirus last week on Monday, with two games in the Bronx and then two in Philadelphia. The teams were scheduled to play the home-and-home series last week, but the Phillies were put on pause due to their contact with the Miami Marlins, who had 18 players and two coaches test positive.
The Yankees were scheduled to start a four-game series against the Rays in Florida on Thursday. They’ll now jam those four games into three days, including a doubleheader. The Yankees were also scheduled to play the Orioles three times this coming week; they got in two of those games last week, and will make up the third at a later date.
In its statement announcing the schedule reshuffling, MLB said that at least three Cardinals players were positive, and that team’s games with the Brewers were on hold. But the Marlins are getting the green light to resume play this week (on Tuesday), as are the Phillies. The league claims that the Philadelphia staffers who tested positive were “false positives.”
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