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Mets’ next two games postponed because Mets have two positive COVID tests

So far, we know that one player and one Mets staff member have tested positive.

New York Mets v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Mets will not play tonight’s series finale against the Marlins in Miami after two positive coronavirus cases within the organization. The team’s game tomorrow night at Citi Field against the Yankees has also been postponed.

MLB shared a press release earlier this afternoon with the news.

Following two positive tests for COVID-19 in the New York Mets’ organization, tonight’s game between the Mets and the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park, as well as tomorrow’s scheduled contest between the Mets and New York Yankees at Citi Field, have been postponed out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted. Major League Baseball will continue to provide updates as necessary.

All we know right now is that one player and one staff member on the Mets have tested positive for COVID-19. We wish everyone on the team, and around the league still battling coronavirus, a speedy recovery.

As for when the Mets may return to play, it’s tough to guess at this point. With the next two games postponed, any additional tests would likely mean more than just the two games getting postponed. The Marlins, who were ravaged earlier this season with 18 players testing positive, missed over a week of play. The Cardinals experienced a similar outbreak within their organization and missed over two weeks of action. Meanwhile, following one positive test on the Reds, the team missed four straight games.