Nationals Allowed To Practice, Season Begins Tuesday, Double-Header On Wednesday
The Nationals were set to begin their season on April 1 with a three-game series with the New York Mets. However, the MLB suspended the series after four Nationals players tested positive for coronavirus. As a result, five players and four staff members were in quarantine because of contact tracing.
On Sunday, the MLB suspended the Nationals and Braves Monday game. “The most recent round of test results of Nationals personnel included no new positives,” MLB said in a news release. “All of the club’s eligible personnel will be able to participate in baseball activities at Nationals Park on Monday.”
While the players were working out on Monday, it was announced by the league that Washington will play Atlanta in a doubleheader on Wednesday. The league decided to have Washington play Monday’s postponed game on Wednesday. So, the Nationals will play back-to-back seven-inning games with Atlanta.
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Washington will play the first of two games on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m., with the second game beginning at 4:05 p.m.
The Nationals will begin their season on Tuesday with the series opener against the Braves. It will be the first time that Washington has played in front of fans since their World Series win in 2019.
The Nationals-Mets game still has no news on when it will happen.