MLB announces COVID-19 test results as Mets-Yankees series postponed

Three players were among the seven individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in baseball during the past week.

The seven positive results were out of 12,485 samples tested from Aug. 14-20, according to information released Friday by Major League Baseball and the players association.



Three positives were players and four were staff members. Five were personnel from major league clubs and two were from the league’s alternate sites.

Mets-Yankees series postponed

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Two members of the New York Mets organization tested positive this week, prompting the postponement of Thursday’s game against the Miami Marlins and a three-game series against the New York Yankees that was set to begin Friday.

“Out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing to be performed within the New York Mets’ organization, the games between the Mets and New York Yankees at Citi Field on Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd have been postponed,” Major League Baseball said in a statement Friday.

The total number of positive tests during the monitoring stage climbed to 82, including 54 players and 28 staff members from 19 different teams. That’s out of 78,612 samples collected, a positivity rate of 0.1 percent.



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