NY became the fourth team to have its season temporarily suspended by a player testing positive for COVID-19, and its series finale with the Marlins Thursday and entire weekend series with the Yankees have been postponed.
The Giants have moved on from fan-favorite outfielder Hunter Pence, designating the 37-year-old for assignment Sunday to make space for utility man Daniel Robertson. The Mets will serve as the home team during Game 1 of the doubleheader. The Twins lead the Indians by 1 ½ games in the AL East. The group is expected to resume play Tuesday with a three-game series versus the going to Marlins.
Only a portion of the team traveled home. That game was canceled and the two individuals remain quarantined in Miami. The rest were permitted to travel back to NY, where it's conceivable they could do some work this weekend, depending on testing. The Mets were slated to play the Yankees last weekend, but that series was also postponed due to the Mets' positive coronavirus tests.
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The Mets are returning to play after missing just four games.
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Eighteen Marlins players and two coaches tested positive for the virus after Miami took on the Philadelphia Phillies during July 24-26 in Philadelphia.
Major League Baseball has updated its coronavirus protocols multiple times since the Marlins became the first team to deal with a coronavirus outbreak.