CHICAGO — Following multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Cleveland Guardians organization, including manager Terry Francona, Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed while additional testing and contact tracing is performed.
Following multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Cleveland Guardians organization, today's game has been postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. Major League Baseball will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 11, 2022
The 63-year-old manager currently is not showing any symptoms. Francona missed much of the past two seasons with a variety of health issues.
It was the first coronavirus-related postponement in the league so far this season.
Guardians bench coach DeMarlo Hale, who was slotted to fill in for Francona, also tested positive, and Cleveland has other coaches support staff members infected with the virus.
At this point, it’s unclear who will manage the Guardians when they open a three-game series in Minnesota on Friday.
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