CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The surging number of COVID-19 cases in Florida is affecting minor league baseball in the state as a pair of games involving the Philadelphia Phillies organization will not be played on Friday.
Class A Clearwater announced that Friday night’s home game with Fort Myers has been postponed to “allow for additional testing and contract tracing of members of the Threshers organization.”READ MORE: Sources: 6 People Shot Near Broad Street In Philadelphia’s Logan-Ogontz Neighborhood
Tonight's game between the Threshers and Fort Myers Mighty Mussels has been postponed. pic.twitter.com/KPnzvMsrrU
— Clearwater Threshers Baseball (@Threshers) July 30, 2021READ MORE: CVS Plans To Hire 25,000 Workers During 1-Day Virtual Career Event Friday
The rookie-level Florida Complex League game between the Phillies and the Tigers East also scheduled for Friday in Clearwater was listed as canceled due to COVID-19.
The nearby Class A Tampa Tarpons have placed five players on the COVID-19 list over the past week but have been able to continue playing. They are part of the New York Yankees organization.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni Speaks To Media
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