Reds vs. Royals Postponed Tuesday Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 18, 2020

A Cincinnati Reds player wears a logo honoring those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a major league baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Monday, April 1, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
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Tuesday's series opener between the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals has been postponed on the heels of the positive COVID-19 test from a Reds player last week. 

The two teams will play a doubleheader Wednesday as MLB takes a cautious approach. 

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The Reds last played Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the final two games of that series were postponed when a Reds player tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, Cincinnati players and staff members underwent testing Saturday and Sunday, and the team has continued to do contact tracing. 

Joe Kay of the Associated Press noted the Reds did schedule a flight to Kansas City for "early Tuesday" for their scheduled two-game series. 

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals both had extended layoffs due to COVID-19 outbreaks. The Reds have still only reported one positive test to this point. 

After their two-game series against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, the Reds are scheduled to play four games against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium starting Thursday.