The New York Mets' season-opening series at the Washington Nationals has been postponed due to COVID issues on the Nationals' side.
The scrapping of the whole series follows a late decision to put off Thursday's season opener. MLB.com reported that at least five Nationals players would miss the game due to either a positive test or quarantine.
Thursday's Opening Day was set to mark most teams' return to their stadiums with fans following last year's pandemic-shortened, closed-door campaign.
The Mets had been scheduled to play three games over four days in Washington before traveling to Philadelphia for three games, ahead of their April 8 home opener with the Marlins.
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