Major League Baseball has postponed this weekend's scheduled series between Toronto and Philadelphia because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. "But that's all I know right now".
All activity at Citizens Bank Park was canceled Thursday until further notice. The Marlins postponed four games with Baltimore and are idle until at least Monday.
To this point, no players from any team other than the Marlins are known to have tested positive.
The Jays were scheduled to take an approximately two-hour bus ride from Washington to Philadelphia following Thursday's game to prepare for the weekend series against the Phillies.
Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, who was preparing for a Thursday afternoon game against the Washington Nationals, said the team is hoping to remain in D.C. while awaiting word on its next move. First, MLB shifted Friday's game to part of a doubleheader Saturday, with the series finale Sunday - and now all three games are scrapped, leaving Toronto in limbo. On Wednesday, MLB officials announced that each team would employ a COVID-19 compliance officer to ensure that proper safety protocols were being followed by players and staff. They won't play a game at a ballpark they can call their own until August 11, when Sahlen Field in Buffalo will act as their home for the remainder of the 2020 season.
"OK Blue Jays", that cheesy 1980s song that usually plays during the seventh-inning stretch at Rogers Centre back in Toronto, serenaded both teams in Washington.
Bichette, who missed the Blue Jays' previous three games because of a tight left hamstring, doubled on Nationals starter Erick Fedde's next pitch and came around to score on a single from Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
With files from The Associated Press.