NATIONAL VS METS ‘OPENING DAY’ GAME CANCELLED
-MLB just confirmed the cancellation of Thursday’s opening day game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets.
-Cancellation will extend to Friday’s buffer/replacement game as well.
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ESPN reported earlier this Thursday the cancellation of the season-opener match between Washington and N.Y. Mets. The MLB-officiated decision came immediately after the Nationals confirmed a positive COVID-19 case among its players.
Unfortunately for baseball fans of both teams, the cancellation will also extend on to Friday’s “buffer” game, intended as its replacement. This was done in accordance with the preset Health & Safety guidelines for such instances, which define a mandatory 10-day quarantine for infected players.
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“Out of Abundance of Caution”
In an official statement, the MLB stated they proceeded to cancel the event “out of abundance of caution,” and that they would make sure to enforce all the necessary health measures required for the contention of the spread amongst the ranks of the Nationals, Mets and every other Major League team.
The announcement of the cancellation followed Wednesday’s news, reported by Nationals manager Mike Rizzo himself, indicating that five Washington players, and one member from the general staff had all been put on quarantine, following one positive COVID-19 test result for one of the team’s players.
ESPN sources hinted at the possibility of another confirmed infection in Washington’s roster.
Both teams will meet again on the field on Saturday, in the early game set for 4:05 pm ET.
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