Yankees-Phillies Postponed for Second Straight Day: Reports


For the second consecutive day, the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies game has been postponed, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The Yankees are reportedly leaving Philadelphia for New York on Tuesday afternoon and plan to practice at Yankee Stadium in the evening.

The second postponement comes due to the COVID-19 outbreak amongst Miami Marlins players and staff, who were in Philadelphia for their opening season series against the Phillies over the weekend.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had announced on Monday that the Marlins' game against the Orioles on Tuesday would also be postponed for a second straight day.

The Marlins remained quarantined in Philadelphia and reportedly had four more positive tests on Tuesday, bringing the total of players and coaches infected to 17.

The Phillies underwent COVID-19 testing on Monday and did not receive any positive tests, per multiple reports, and that the game was called off out of an abundance of caution, according to Karl Ravech of ESPN.

Per Phillies beat reporter Steve Gelbs, the team is expected to go through another round of testing on Tuesday after several players lobbied for another round before returning to play.

The Yankees and Phillies were supposed to play two games in Philadelphia and two games in New York this week. The two games in New York are still scheduled to occur.

There is no word yet on when, or if, the games will be made up.

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