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Nationals-Phillies game postponed due to COVID outbreak in Washington organization

Trea Turner tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday before more players and coaches tested positive today.

Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies
Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals looks on against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nationals defeated the Phillies 6-4.
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The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies will not play tonight’s game, according to Jeff Passan. The game has been postponed due to a COVID outbreak in the Nationals organization. Here’s some more info from MLB via Ken Rosenthal:

Nationals star Trea Turner tested positive for the virus yesterday before a handful of players and coaches returned positive tests today. According to Passan, this could be the biggest outbreak of the virus in MLB so far this season. The Nationals are among the teams to reach MLB’s 85 percent threshold for vaccination to relax protocols.

This will certainly have an impact on Washington’s bid to contend for the NL East or sell pieces as the trade deadline nears. Turner, Max Scherzer and Kyle Schwarber will be hot commodities on the market for teams looking to bolster their rosters ahead of the final playoff push.

The Nationals are currently +2500 to win the division according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Phillies, who have reportedly not yet been affected by the outbreak, are +475 to win the NL East.