Two Mets games have been postponed due to two positive COVID-19 tests in the organization. Major League Baseball announced that Thursday’s series finale between the Mets and Marlins at Marlins Park has been postponed, as well as Friday’s Subway Series opener at Citi Field between the Mets and Yankees.
The league has made no announcement regarding the rest of the Subway Series, which is scheduled to include games on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The postponements of games Thursday and Friday were made “out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing,” according to a league release.
MLB plans to provide additional updates as necessary.
“As we’ve said, 2020 is like no other year. In a way, we know what we’ve signed up for,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “And we knew that at times, there’s going to be challenges. We’ve already faced our own challenges with a couple of cancellations and doubleheaders. Other teams have obviously had it significantly worse with actual outbreaks and things so we’ll just continue to do our best to try and do our part to be able to safely play games.”
The positive tests — one player and one staff member, according to a source — within the Mets organization are the first made public since the start of the season. Two Mets players, Brad Brach and Jared Hughes, tested positive during intake testing; both eventually recovered and rejoined the Mets.