The Nationals have been compelled to take a seat out the opening weekend of the 2021 MLB season due to a number of constructive COVID-19 assessments and speak to tracing. They now have a brand new date to start play.
MLB introduced Sunday evening that Washington will start its season Tuesday, April 6, in opposition to the Braves at Nationals Park in D.C. MLB.com reported the sport is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET. The Nats will work out Monday forward of the brand new opener.
“The latest spherical of assessments of Nationals personnel included no new positives,” MLB mentioned in its assertion. “The entire Membership’s eligible personnel will be capable to take part in baseball actions at Nationals Park on Monday.”
MLB postponed the Nationals’ three-game opening collection in opposition to the Mets (April 1-4) and their house sport Monday in opposition to the Braves as 4 Nats participant examined constructive. Seven different gamers and two employees members have been compelled into quarantine due to contact tracing.
The staff has not disclosed any of the names of the gamers concerned, however Nats common supervisor Mike Rizzo advised reporters the “majority” of quarantined gamers have been on the staff’s 26-man Opening Day roster.
Rizzo additionally mentioned the gamers who examined constructive have proven enchancment of their circumstances. “Any signs that they might have been experiencing have subsided,” he advised reporters (per MLB.com). “They’re feeling a lot, a lot better.”
The Nationals might want to make a collection of roster strikes previous to Tuesday’s sport. That can assist to verify who examined constructive and who was compelled to quarantine. MLB.com reported that the staff expects to name up wanted replacements from its alternate web site in Fredericksburg, Va.
The Mets have returned no constructive assessments. They’ll start their season Monday at Philadelphia.
No make-up dates have been introduced for the postponed video games.