Yankees: Tuesday Night’s Game vs Phillies Postponed and Team Will Return to New York

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (Photo b Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (Photo b Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /

The Marlins COVID-19 outbreak has forced the Yankees to postponed another game.

For those of us hoping for New York Yankees baseball to return on Tuesday, well, we hope you had something else lined up for this evening.

The Yankees’ matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed for the second straight night due to the Miami Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak that saw 14 members of the team infected. Miami had just played in Philly, and despite those circumstances, took two out of three in the series.

As Major League Baseball waits on test results, it seems as if they’ll play it safe and avoid Philadelphia for the time being to avoid further spread.

Not only that, but the Yanks will return to New York and will practice at the Stadium on Tuesday evening before (maybe?) facing the Phillies on Wednesday and Thursday in the Bronx this week.

It’s been a rough start for the Bombers, who had a rained shortened opener on Thursday (which was almost canceled after Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19) and then had to administer two bullpen games after James Paxton’s poor outing on Saturday.

Though the extra rest will help the pitching staff, this stop and go start to the 2020 season isn’t conducive to getting in a rhythm and bringing the team together.

According to reports, some Phillies players were still waiting on test results, and it seems it wasn’t worth it to keep the Yankees holed up in a hotel for another day, especially since the series in Philly is immediately followed by a two-gamer in the Bronx.

Per sources, the Phillies got the news they were looking for. Pending some unfortunate developments, it seems this outbreak currently remains confined to the Marlins.

To put it simply, this is still an absolute mess. It’s clear the league had no contingency plan in the event a team suffered an outbreak of the virus, and here we are trying to figure out how those in power will pick up the pieces and give us 60 games of regular-season baseball plus playoffs.

It’s not looking good, at all.

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