By Sam Bush
The season-opening series between the Nats and New York Mets was postponed, with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo saying a fourth player from the team has tested positive for COVID-19.
Along with the positive tests, five other Nationals players and a staff member are in quarantine from contact tracing, as the fallout from a COVID-19 outbreak has cast into question when Washington’s season will begin. The Nationals are still awaiting the results of Thursday’s tests.
“We’re in crisis management mode,” Rizzo said in a video call with reporters.
Positive tests from three Nationals players and a fourth player with an inconclusive result led to the postponement of their scheduled Opening Day game Thursday. Games on Saturday and Sunday were postponed as well and will be made up throughout the rest of the season, as the teams are scheduled to play 19 games against each other as National League East rivals.