Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY
Published 12: 35 p.m. ET April 2, 2021 | Updated 1: 31 p.m. ET April 2, 2021
The Washington Nationals and New York Mets will no longer be starting their 2021 seasons this weekend “due to endured follow-up trying out and obtain in touch with tracing bright contributors of the Nationals group,” Vital League Baseball said Friday.
Thursday’s primetime matchup on opening day was once postponed hours earlier after extra certain COVID-19 checks inside of the Nationals group, and now neither Saturday nor Sunday’s video games will decide internet page as deliberate.
Friday was once a scheduled off day for both teams.
The Nationals’ first certain was once revealed Wednesday when the club announced it could per chance well perhaps per chance be with out five gamers for the opener – one having tested certain and four others in quarantine after contact tracing. On Thursday, overall supervisor Mike Rizzo said that at least two extra gamers had tested certain sooner than confirming a fourth player certain on Friday.
Six others – five gamers and a bunch member – are in quarantine after contact tracing
The Nationals are scheduled to host a three-sport series towards the Braves starting Monday, and Rizzo said the thought is aloof to play then.
Meanwhile, the Mets’ season is now space to initiate Monday in Philadelphia towards the Phillies.