Friday and Saturday Giants-Padres games postponed after positive COVID-19 test within Giants organization

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Friday night’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Giants’ organization. MLB also announced that the game scheduled for Saturday between the two teams has also been postponed.

Here’s the full MLB announcement:

Following a positive test for COVID-19 in the San Francisco Giants’ organization, tonight’s and tomorrow’s scheduled games between the Giants and host San Diego Padres at Petco Park have been postponed out of caution and for allow additional testing and contact. tracing to be done. Major League Baseball will continue to provide updates as needed.

Although no official reason for the postponement was given immediately on Friday, the Padres announced shortly after the positive test. The decision was only made a few minutes before the first launch scheduled for Friday evening. It is not yet known if the positive case is a Giants player.

The Giants and Padres are currently in the National League playoff position with less than three weeks to go in the shortened 60-game regular season.

Earlier this season, the Marlins and Cardinals were forced to postpone several games due to COVID clusters with their respective organizations. Earlier this month, the A’s were forced to postpone four games due to testing positive.

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