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MLB: Reds-Royals game postponed until Wednesday to allow more time for COVID-19 tests

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 11:31:00-04

Major League Baseball has postponed Tuesday’s scheduled Reds-Royals matchup “out of an abundance of caution,” a league spokesperson announced late Tuesday morning.

Instead, the teams will have a doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Reds players, coaches and other organization members were retested for the novel coronavirus on Saturday and Sunday after one player was sidelined because of a positive result.

Delaying the Kansas City games by a day will give the team more time to perform tests, receive results and proceed safely into Kauffman Stadium, according to MLB.