Coronavirus News: Subway Series postponed after Mets COVID cases

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Subway Series opener postponed after Mets COVID cases
A player and a coach in the Mets organization have tested positive for COVID-19, a source tells ESPN's Jeff Passan.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The New York Mets confirmed that two people connected with the team have tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing, the weekend Subway Series with the Yankees was postponed.

A player and a coach tested positive, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan. The team did not identify who had tested positive.

Thursday's series finale against the Marlins in Miami was postponed along with the Subway Series against the Yankees at Citi Field.

The Mets chartered home from Miami Thursday night adhering to all the recommended safety precautions and underwent immediate Covid-19 testing upon arrival back at Citi Field, the team said.

The travel party underwent another round of testing on Friday and will continue to quarantine as there are no workouts scheduled at Citi Field through the weekend.

The members of the organization who tested positive or were identified as a close contact remained in Miami. They are self-isolating and quarantined while undergoing additional testing.

The Marlins were still scheduled to travel to Washington for a series against the Nationals beginning Friday. The Marlins had a coronavirus outbreak last month that forced them to suspend their season for eight days.

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