Phillies hit with COVID outbreak at Clearwater complex
Just hours ahead of the MLB trade deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies Single-A franchise, the Clearwater Threshers game, has been canceled at the Phillies’ complex due to a COVID outbreak. It’s unclear whether any of the positive tests are players or specifically how many people have tested positive.
According to Matt Gelb, the Phillies had to shut down their complex last week and missed numerous games due to positive tests. Several of their top prospects have been unable to play, and team officials have declined to comment.
The Phillies themselves have had several COVID issues in Philadelphia, losing several of their own players recently. Just two days ago, Philly has another scare after the Nationals had an outbreak, causing their game to be postponed a day.
Hopefully, everyone makes a quick recovery, and it doesn’t affect anyone who could move during today’s trade deadline. Philadelphia is back in action later tonight in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.
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