Phillies-Nationals game postponed due to COVID-19 issues

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By , KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals will not play their scheduled game Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park due to COVID-19-related issues.

The two teams will play a single-admission doubleheader starting at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, the Phillies said.

The Nationals said necessary tests and contact tracing were the reason for the postponement.

Washington's Trea Turner left Tuesday night's game at Citizens Bank Park early due to a positive COVID-19 test. ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that other Nationals have now tested positive.

After the Phillies held their workouts and batting practice Wednesday afternoon, only a small group of Nationals players came out for a visiting team workout. From the Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty:

Then, as Sportsradio 94WIP's Howard Eskin reports, bases were removed from the field.

The Phillies announced that tickets from Wednesday's game will not be valid for Thursday's doubleheader. Gates will open at 11:05 a.m.

Any fans who purchased tickets and parking passes will receive an account credit to be used for any 2021 Phillies home game, and will receive an e-mail from the team on how to redeem that credit.