Red Sox game at New York postponed Thursday after positive COVID-19 tests among Yankees

NEW YORK — Thursday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests among the Yankees, the club confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The Athletic and ESPN were first to report the news Thursday.

Boston and New York were scheduled to begin a four-game series at Yankee Stadium Thursday in Major League Baseball’s first game since the 2021 All-Star Break. There has been no word yet on who tested positive among New York nor when the game will be made up.

A reporter for NJ.com and The Star-Ledger originally reported just after 4 p.m. that the Yankees had postponed batting practice while they underwent testing and further health safety protocols relating to COVID-19.

Two pitchers for New York were placed on MLB’s COVID-19 Injured List earlier in the day Thursday, with the Yankees tweeting out the roster moves just after 12:30 p.m. It is unknown currently if those moves are related to the postponement, though ESPN’s Marly Rivera reported that at least two position players for the Yankees have tested positive.

The Athletic also reported that the MLB has made a similar statement regarding the postponement.

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