Blue Jays manager Montoyo says weekend series against Phillies is postponed

Tanya Simon
July 31, 2020

"We've got to deal with it, it is what it is", Montoyo said.

The Buffalo Bills took notice of the tweet, and thanked the Nationals for their support, but said they're still rooting for their "hometown" Blue Jays. This is the second in my series of scouting notebooks, covering some performances from the last three days of games.

Tests conducted Wednesday returned a positive result for a member of the coaching staff and a member of the home clubhouse staff, the Phillies said.

Eventually, the Blue Jays will use a minor league ballpark in Buffalo to host their games, but that facility is still being prepared.

The Phillies played the Miami Marlins last weekend in Philadelphia, and 17 Marlins have since been diagnosed with coronavirus. The Toronto-Philadelphia series was originally set to begin Friday, but the opener was pushed back to Saturday afternoon.

Even though the Toronto Blue Jays are not scheduled to play their first home game in Buffalo until August 11th, their opponent wanted to "blend in" with the locals.

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Dave Montgomery, founding cardiologist at the PREvent Clinic in Sandy Springs, Georgia, said in an email Tuesday. electronic. Among 100 people, 78% showed some kind of cardiac involvement in MRI scans and 60% had ongoing inflammation in the heart.

That all changed on Thursday with the grim news of Phillies staffers testing positive for the virus, further plunging the Major League Baseball season into turmoil.

Toronto was scheduled to be the home team in Philadelphia.

The Blue Jays - who finish off a two-game series in Washington on Thursday afternoon - had already been playing away from home the entire season after Canadian officials ruled they would not allow teams to travel to and from the United States. All of Miami's games have been postponed through Sunday by Major League Baseball.

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.

With files from The Associated Press.

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