Ken Rosenthal reports that the Washington Nationals season will be delayed at least one more day, as their contest against the Atlanta Braves on Monday has been postponed. The league is targeting Tuesday as the start of the Nationals season.
Mark Zuckerman had the scoop on positive cases in the Nationals clubhouse, noting four positive tests and seven close contacts among players, with an additional two staff members as close contacts. What’s unclear is who will be eligible to participate when the Nats’ season does get started.
The Braves’ season got off to a rough start as they were swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, scoring just three runs in the series. Drew Smyly was scheduled to start on Monday, with Tuesday being used as a bullpen day. The Braves may save their bullpen arms now, using Smyly on Tuesday and getting Max Fried on the mound on Wednesday on regular rest.
Washington is listed at +3000 on the World Series futures board at FanDuel Sportsbook. Atlanta is further up the board at +1000.
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