Tonight's Yankees/Phillies game in Philadelphia has been postponed as Major League Baseball scrambles to try to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak after the first weekend of the new, shortened baseball season.
The Miami Marlins home opener against the Baltimore Orioles has also been postponed, after eight players and two coaches with the Marlins tested positive for coronavirus; ESPN reports that the outbreak has spread throughout their clubhouse and "brought the total cases in recent days to at least 14."
The Marlins played three games against the Phillies in Philadelphia this weekend. The Athletic reporter Matt Gelb tweeted, "The Phillies are quarantining their entire visiting clubhouse staff after exposure to the Marlins this weekend. Some were tested yesterday and waiting for results. Yankees brought their own clubhouse staff to Philly last night."
Marlins CEO Derek Jeter put out a statement as well, which you can read below.
Four days into the season, Major League Baseball is holding an emergency meeting today to discuss the situation and what can be done, but reporters say that so far, "there’s been no serious discussion at this point about pausing/suspending the season"
According to ESPN, a few members of the Yankees traveling party said that in the future, their preference would be to play all of their games in the Bronx.