Phillies visiting clubhouse staffer tests positive for virus

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 5:15 PM EDT
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak on another team has left the Philadelphia Phillies idle for five days, aiming to return to play a doubleheader that could entail 7-inning games and scheduling a new opponent next week.

One Phillies employee who works in the visiting clubhouse has tested positive for the coronavirus following a season-opening series against the Marlins in Philadelphia last weekend.

But all players and on-field staff have tested negative for a second straight day, according to general manager Matt Klentak.

The Phillies have a doubleheader scheduled Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Their four-game, home-and-home series against the Yankees that was postponed this week will be played next week, according to New York manager Aaron Boone.

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