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MLB postpones Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox due to Covid

MLB postpones Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox due to Covid



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Because of the positive multiple COVID-19 Major League Baseball officials announced that testing within the Guardians organization, a Wednesday afternoon game between the Cleveland and Chicago White Sox, has been postponed.

It’s the first Covid-19-related postponement of the season.

Among those who have tested positive for the virus that causes Covid-19 are Cleveland manager Terry Francona, bench coach DeMarlo Hill and “other individuals in uniform,” according to the Guardians website.

In addition to Francona, many members of the Guardians training staff have tested positive and had symptoms, a source familiar with the situation told CNN.

The source said that while other teams have had several positive Covid-19 cases this season, with positive test results coming out on Wednesday shortly before the afternoon game started, it would not have been possible for a team to play without a manager and coaching staff.

The delay was announced less than an hour before the game was scheduled to start at 2:10pm ET.

A make-up date for the game – which was set to be the end of a three-game series between the two teams at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago – has not been announced.

The Guardians’ next tournament scheduled for Friday is against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis.

A spokesperson for The Guardians said the club needed a few hours to arrange logistical coordination and travel before issuing the team statement.

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