Mets’ coronavirus crisis puts Subway Series in shambles


As the Mets await the results of their most recent COVID-19 tests, the entire Subway Series this weekend has been postponed.

Friday’s series opener had already been called off, after a Mets position player and coach tested positive Thursday in Miami, but MLB has now postponed the rest of the three-game set at Citi Field “out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing,” the league announced Friday.

The Mets flew back to New York on Thursday night — without the player and coach who tested positive, as they remained quarantined in Miami — and underwent COVID-19 tests upon arriving. They were set to undergo an additional round of testing Friday morning to see if the virus had spread beyond the two positives.

Thursday’s series finale against the Marlins was also postponed. It remains to be seen how soon the Mets can get back on the field. Most recently, the Reds had one positive COVID-19 test and it resulted in three games being postponed over four days.

The Mets and Yankees are currently scheduled to meet again next weekend at Yankee Stadium. The teams also both have an off day Monday, creating the potential of making up a game or two then if the Mets’ positive tests are contained.

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