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Fri 16th July 2021 | 09:40 AM
New York, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 16th Jul, 2021 ) :Major League Baseball postponed Thursday’s scheduled game between visiting Boston and the New York Yankees after multiple Covid-19 positive tests within the Yankees organization.
An MLB statement said the contest, the only Thursday outing planned following a break for the MLB All-Star Game, was postponed “to allow for continued testing and contact tracing.
” The Yankees announced before the game was wiped out that they had placed left-handed pitchers Nestor Cortes, who was born in Cuba, and Dominican Wandy Peralta on the Covid-19 list under MLB health and safety protocols.
The game was only the eighth of the campaign to be postponed due to Covid-19 and the first since April 19.
MLB allowed teams who reached the 85% vaccination level to scale back coronavirus safety measures such as face masks in dugouts and bullpens and the Yankees were among the first teams to qualify.