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Report: Phillies' weekend series with Blue Jays postponed after coach, staffer test positive for COVID-19

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo told reports his team is not going to Philadelphia for a weekend series at Citizens Bank Park after the latest positive tests.
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Citizens Bank Ballpark, home of the Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — It looks like the Philadelphia Phillies won't be playing this weekend, either.

The Phils were scheduled to face the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park over the weekend, but Jays manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters in Toronto that the series isn't happening after a Phillies coach and clubhouse attendant tested positive for COVID-19.

"We're not going to Philadelphia," Montoyo said in a NBC Sports Philadelphia report. "Those games have been postponed."

There have been no official announcements from either organization or Major League Baseball as of 2:20 p.m. EST, but the Phillies did announce that all activities at Citizens Bank Park were cancelled until further notice after receiving news of the COVID-19 test results.

The Phillies have been idle since last Sunday, when news that several Florida Marlins players tested positive for COVID-19 during and after their three-game, season-opening series in Philadelphia. A total of 16 Marlins have tested positive, along with a Phillies' visiting clubhouse attendant.

Philadelphia has missed a four-game home-and-home series with the New York Yankees due to the Marlins' positive COVID-19 tests. Their Friday game with the Blue Jays had been pushed back to a Saturday doubleheader, with the series finale scheduled for Sunday. Now, it appears, none of those games will happen, either.