Member of Giants organization tests positive for COVID-19, forcing postponements

Ross Houston
September 15, 2020

The player who tested positive for COVID-19 before Friday night's scheduled game against the San Diego Padres has since tested negative, along with everyone else in the traveling party, NBC Sports Bay Area has learned, but the Giants are awaiting additional results.

The Giants put out a statement Saturday saying players and staff members have been instructed "to self-isolate in their San Diego hotel rooms with recommended safety precautions in place". Major League Baseball announced about 40 minutes later that Saturday's game between the teams was off, as well.

The Padres (29-17) and Giants (23-22) are both in contention for a spot in the expanded playoff field in the National League this season. The Padres finish the season with games at San Francisco Sept. 25-27. The Padres added two unearned runs in the sixth.

However, with the showdown series against the Dodgers starting Monday, the Padres could push either Richards or Lamet back and make one of Sunday's possible games a bullpen start.

The scheduled Friday and Saturday games won't be played, with no makeup dates immediately announced.

The Padres and the Giants are scheduled to face each other at Oracle Park from September 25-27 in their final series of the season.

This was the first postponement due to COVID-19 for both teams.

Garcia hit a two-run single in the second inning and Myers had his two-run base hit in the third.

Cueto allowed six runs, four earned, and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out two and walked three.

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