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Yankees-Phillies game postponed amid Marlins coronavirus outbreak

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 11:38:55-04

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. — The MLB postponed the Yankees-Phillies game set for Monday amid a new outbreak of coronavirus in the league.

The evening game was set to be held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where the Phillies just wrapped up a series with the Miami Marlins.

However, the Marlins had to cancel their home opener Monday against the Baltimore Orioles after at least a dozen players and staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The Marlins postponed their flight home Sunday night after their series finale against the Phillies.

The Yankees would have been in the same clubhouse the Marlins used this past weekend. The team also expressed concerns about facing players who had just closely interacted with people who tested positive for the virus, the Daily News reported.

The MLB said both games were postponed so that the league can conduct additional coronavirus testing.

"The members of the Marlins’ traveling party are self-quarantining in place while awaiting the outcome of those results. Major League Baseball has been coordinating with the Major League Baseball Players Association; the Marlins; the Orioles; the Marlins’ weekend opponent, the Phillies; and Club medical staffs, and will continue to provide updates as appropriate," the MLB said in a statement Monday.