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Cleveland Guardians vs. White Sox game postponed after multiple COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 1:38 PM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 19:02:36-04

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.

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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