Constructive COVID-19 checks within the Cleveland Guardians group led to the postponement of the Chicago White Sox-Guardians recreation Wednesday at Assured Fee Subject, Main League Baseball introduced.
It was the primary coronavirus-related postponement of the MLB season.
Based on a number of studies earlier than the postponement, Terry Francona tested positive and was not going to be obtainable to handle the sport. Guardians bench coach DeMarlo Hale also tested positive, together with “different assist employees,” based on studies.
Based on a March 26 article from the Related Press, 2022 MLB COVID protocols embody “MLB intends to postpone video games provided that obligatory to guard the well being and security of membership personnel, gamers and umpires. Video games is not going to be postponed for aggressive causes supplied the membership has a enough variety of gamers obtainable to substitute these gamers on the energetic roster who’re unavailable to play because of COVID-19.”
MLB will present a rescheduling replace for the Sox-Guardians recreation when it turns into obtainable.
The postponement led to the Sox tweaking their possible rotation for the upcoming four-game collection in opposition to the New York Yankees at Assured Fee Subject.
Dylan Stop remains to be scheduled for Thursday’s collection opener, and Vince Velasquez — who was in line to pitch Wednesday — is slated for Friday.
Dallas Keuchel and Michael Kopech had been pushed again a day and are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The Sox and Guardians cut up the shortened two-game collection. Tuesday’s 4-1 Sox victory improved the group’s document to 4-10 in opposition to the American League Central. They’re 1-4 in opposition to the Guardians.
The Minnesota Twins (18-12 getting into Wednesday) and Sox (15-14) are the one groups within the division above .500. The Guardians are 15-15. Sox supervisor Tony La Russa stated the information don’t inform the entire story in regards to the Central.
“The information are misleading,” La Russa stated. “If you have a look at the top of the season you’re going to see Detroit goes to get a bit more healthy and be robust to play. Kansas Metropolis goes to be robust to play. Cleveland, you recognize, Terry and the fellows, they do an ideal job of competing and Minnesota, clearly, has received loads occurring. I feel there will probably be a number of golf equipment with profitable information, and it’s going to be an excellent competitors.”