NEW YORK — The remainder of New York Mets and Washington Nationals series has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Mets announced Friday.
Major League Baseball announced the series between the two teams, which included games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, has been rescheduled as follow-up testing and contract tracing involving members of the Nationals organization continue, the Mets tweeted.
Scheduling updated will be provided when available.
General manager Mike Rizzo said Washington also has a fourth player considered a “likely positive.” He did not identify any of the players involved.
“For the most part, the whole team has been — we put them — in lockdown and they’re self-quarantining,” Rizzo said.
The team flight from Florida to Washington at the close of spring training on Monday created close contact among players and staff.
The Nationals — who finished tied for last in the NL East in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season — were supposed to send Max Scherzer to the mound to face New York’s Jacob deGrom on Thursday in a matchup between pitchers who own a total of five Cy Young Awards.
Associated Press contributed to this report.