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Remainder of New York Mets, Washington Nationals series postponed for further COVID-19 testing

Sep 25, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; A general view after the game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals was postponed due to weather at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The rest of the season-opening series between the New York Mets and host Washington was postponed Friday to give the Nationals more time for follow-up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

Thursday’s opener at Nationals Park was postponed after at least three Washington players tested positive. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said a fourth player was a “likely positive.”

No makeup dates were announced for the three-game weekend series, including games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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“Major League Baseball will continue to provide scheduling updates as available,” read a league news release.

The Nationals are scheduled to host the Atlanta Braves for three games starting Monday.

The Mets begin a three-game series in Philadelphia on Monday.

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MLB’s new health and safety guidelines require all players who test positive for COVID-19 to self-quarantine for at least 10 days. All close contacts must isolate for seven days and test negative by Day 5 in order to return to the club.

–Field Level Media