Two Phillies staffers test positive, weekend series postponed

Tanya Simon
August 2, 2020

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.

Montoyo said his team plans to remain in Washington - where they were concluding a series with the Nationals Thursday night - and hopes to work out at the Nationals' stadium while awaiting further instruction from Major League Baseball.

"Everybody needs to get better at that", Montoyo said. Toronto will again serve as the home team for the three-game series.

In late June, several Blue Jays players and staff members at the team's spring-training facility in Dunedin, Fla., reportedly tested positive for the virus.

The federal government shut down a team proposal to play home games at Rogers Centre because of fears about teams travelling back and forth to the USA, where COVID-19 numbers are high. If they can't use Nationals Park as a base this weekend, the team would consider going to Buffalo and attempt to get workouts in at Sahlen Field.

50 new COVID-19 cases in BC, 2 in Northern Health
Day long weekend around the corner, health officials in British Columbia are still reminding you to "play safe and stay safe". This is the first outbreak in a long-term care facility in Fraser Health since June 17, according to the health authority.

The Blue Jays' top prospect has a great work ethic and a desire to become one of the game's best pitchers, and Person's impressive showing on Wednesday proved to everyone that he is just starting to scratch the surface.

Romano, a native of Markham, Ont., said the layoff shouldn't pose much of a problem.

Earlier Thursday, word emerged that another player with the Miami Marlins - who recently played at Philadelphia - tested positive for COVID-19, bringing their total outbreak to 17 players, according to a person familiar with the situation. "And I think everyone feels that way".

The 67-year-old West, who is the senior umpire in Major League Baseball, was struck near his left ear when Toronto leadoff hitter Bichette lost hold of his bat while swinging at and missing the first pitch thrown by Washington right-hander Erick Fedde.

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