Despite facing a team that played knowing it had been exposed to the coronavirus, the Phillies’ first round of testing came up negative. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers, no player or coach tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
New York Yankees-Philadelphia Phillies game postponed on Tuesday
While the Phillies are in the clear for now, the team is postponing its matchup against the New York Yankees for the second consecutive day. Instead, per the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, the Yankees will return to New York to practice at Yankee Stadium.
The decision is notable for MLB, given what it could mean for teams moving forward. If another club experiences a COVID-19 outbreak, any opponent they play will likely need to be sidelined for multiple games.
The Phillies will undergo a second round of COVID-19 testing on Tuesday and the club could potentially receive the results tomorrow. Given the period of time when the coronavirus is contagious, players and coaches will likely need to be tested even more regularly.
The club is scheduled to play the Yankees on Wednesday and Thursday, with games that will take place at Yankee Stadium. After that series, the Phillies will face the Toronto Blue Jays and the Yankees will take on the Boston Red Sox.