SAN DIEGO (CBS SF/AP) — Friday night’s game between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres was postponed minutes before the scheduled first pitch.
No reason was immediately given, but later the San Francisco Giants revealed an unidentified member of the organization tested positive for COVID-19.
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The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball issued a statement saying the games on Friday and Saturday were postponed out of “an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.”
Both teams lined up for a moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and then the national anthem. But the Padres didn’t take the field and the team announced the game had been postponed.
Players from both teams lingered in and around the dugouts well after Padres pitcher Garrett Richards was scheduled to throw the first pitch at Petco Park in San Diego.
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