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The games between the Phillies and Blue Jays this weekend have been postponed

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The games between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays scheduled for this weekend have been postponed, MLB announced today. The postponement is in the aftermath of a Phillies coach and a Phillies home clubhouse attendant having tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

The Phillies previously postponed their games scheduled for Monday through Thursday of this week after having played against a Miami Marlins team this past weekend that has had a COVID-19 outbreak sideline over half of their active roster. The tests administered over the weekend and earlier this week had all come back negative, and while the Phillies/Blue Jays game scheduled for Friday was not going to happen that day, the hope had been that the Jays and Phillies would play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday.

The Marlins and Phillies now are both sidelined through the weekend. Presumably, the Nationals, who were slated to play the Marlins in Miami this weekend, and the Blue Jays will play each other this weekend. The Nationals and Blue Jays are currently in Washington playing today anyway, so they can just stay there through Sunday and play three more games against each other, I would imagine.