Report: Giants-Padres cleared to play doubleheader Sunday after negative COVID-19 tests

Mark Townsend
·Yahoo Sports Contributor
·1 min read

The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres will return to action Sunday after a series of COVID-19 tests all came back negative. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 4:10 ET, which is 1:10 locally in San Diego.

Friday and Saturday’s games were both postponed after a member of the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. That individual has tested negative at least twice since the positive test, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reported Saturday.

MLB has been quick to postpone games when a player or staff member tests positive. The league requires that teams self-isolate and begin conducting further testing and contact tracing in order to keep the virus from spreading.

The Giants are sixth team overall and the first from the National League West to record a positive test during the 2020 season. The Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Oakland Athletics have also had games postponed due to positive tests. Their respective absences ranged from four days to two weeks. The Giants absence is now the shortest at two days.

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