Toronto Blue Jays say weekend series against Phillies is postponed

Washington Nationals show Bills love during Blue Jays ‘opener’

The Phillies have been inactive since a weekend series against Florida and the subsequent shutdown of the Marlins season after 18 players and personnel tested positive for the virus. "Hopefully MLB works through this".

The Phillies and Jays were initially scheduled to start play Friday, but that had already been pushed to a doubleheader Saturday.

Although the game was in Washington, the Blue Jays were the home team batting in the bottom half of each inning because the Canadian government wouldn't allow them to use their home stadium in Toronto during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Phillies' four-game, home-and-home series against the New York Yankees was postponed this week by Major League Baseball.

The fresh-faced, fireballing phenom went toe-to-toe through five innings with future baseball hall of famer Max Scherzer at Nationals Park, which was technically Toronto's first "home game" of this unprecedented MLB season, and was flat out impressive. So Montoyo's team played its "home opener" at Washington on Wednesday. "I think we would still be ready to roll after this four-day break, if that's what they're going to do".

The Marlins remain in Philadelphia, where they are undergoing daily testing.

West made his debut as a big league umpire in 1976, then became a full-time staff member two years later.

With files from The Associated Press.

Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns said it's crucial for the league to understand what is taking place in Miami. "We have a very robust set of protocols in place for the explicit reason of preventing something like this happening". However, a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 cases within the Marlins' clubhouse forced that series to be postponed.

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