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COVID-19 Positive Test Hit Mets staff and Postpone Game Against Marlins

Citi Field . Photo by: Stacy Podelski

Prior to the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball Season, one of the biggest concerns is how will the League do with the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Major League Baseball is one of the few leagues that are trying to have a season where their players and staff travel from state-to-state and seeing what happens with the testing in each state.

One of the places as of now where COVID-19 has been striking the hardest is in Florida, and that is where the New York Mets have been staying to take on the Miami Marlins. It was announced recently that two members of the organization were tested positive.

The response for that was that Major League Baseball as a whole postponed the game against the Marlins yesterday, and the game that was scheduled against the New York Yankees that was scheduled to be played today (Friday).

As of now there as been no announcements as to what Major League Baseball will do with the rest of the regularly schedule games against the New York Yankees that is scheduled for this weekend. The number one concern as of now is the health and safety of all that have been involved during this season.

According to sources it was one player and one staff member that recieved the news of the positive test, and this is the first time the Mets have made public since the start of the season. Those that were in contact are now in Miami to see what the next steps are. The rest of the team decided to fly back to New York on Thursday, “with recommended safety precautions in place,” according to a team statement.

The Marlins have been facing disruptions due to the Coronavirus since the start of the season and there have been several other teams learning how to deal with positive test results as well.

There is a ton of uncertainty for now as everything will be put on a holding pattern as the league just wants to make sure that everyone is safe and is able to continue this sprint of a season.

For more information on the New York Mets fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.mlb.com/mets/

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