MLB postpones Yankees-Phillies for 2nd straight day

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The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies have had their game at Citizens Bank Park postponed for the second straight day Tuesday, MLB announced.

Both teams were also scheduled to play at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday in what was supposed to be the second part of a four-game series, but the Yankees will now go on the road to take on the Baltimore Orioles for two games. Philadelphia will be off until Friday.

The Phillies were scheduled to host the Yankees on Monday and Tuesday before the COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins came to light. The Marlins occupied the visiting clubhouse in Philadelphia on opening weekend.

As of Tuesday morning, no players from the Phillies have tested positive for COVID-19, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Several members of the club lobbied for a second round of testing before returning to play, and players and staff will be retested at the ballpark, a source told The Athletic's Matt Gelb.

The Yankees were told that their Tuesday game was postponed due to an abundance of caution, according to ESPN's Karl Ravech.

New York opened its season with two wins in three games against the Washington Nationals, while Philadelphia began with two losses in three contests versus the Marlins.

MLB postpones Yankees-Phillies for 2nd straight day
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