The Yankees’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday has been postponed, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly because it had not yet been announced.
The teams’ game on Monday night had been postponed after news of an outbreak of the coronavirus on the Miami Marlins, who played three games at the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park over the weekend. Phillies players and staff members received additional testing on Monday; the results of those tests have not been announced. The visiting clubhouse at the ballpark was being disinfected, as well.
The Yankees, who arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, have been sequestered in their hotel and were not allowed to go to Citizens Bank Park on Monday. To stay active, some worked out indoors.
But after Tuesday’s postponement, the Yankees planned to leave town. They were expected to return to New York on Tuesday afternoon and work out at Yankee Stadium. The last time they played was on Sunday in Washington, defeating the Nationals, 3-2.
The Marlins’ scheduled game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday was called off on Monday. The Marlins have at least 17 confirmed positive cases among their players and coaches, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the results.
Tyler Kepner contributed reporting.