MLB postpones entire Mariners-Athletics series due to coronavirus concerns

Sep 1 2020, 2:32 pm

COVID-19 concerns have postponed the entire three-game series between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics that was supposed to be played at T-Mobile Field this week.

The MLB announced that the game would be postponed “out of an abundance of caution, and to allow for the continued testing of Oakland Athletics’ personnel.”

The three-game series that was scheduled to take place in Seattle will be made up with a doubleheader on September 14th in Seattle, while the single game that had been scheduled in Oakland for September 26th will now become a doubleheader.

The postponement comes after a member of the Oakland Athletics organization tested positive for the coronavirus. This initial positive test caused Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s games against the Mariners and Houston Astros until Wednesday.

“There have been no other positive tests among A’s personnel following the initial positive test. A’s personnel who have not been identified as close contacts have been approved to travel back to Oakland today,” said the MLB.

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