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Nationals players vote against Miami games this week: report – Metro US

Nationals players vote against Miami games this week: report

FILE PHOTO: MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals
FILE PHOTO: MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals

(Reuters) – The majority of players on the Washington Nationals has voted against going to South Florida for upcoming games against the Miami Marlins, a club dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak among players, according to a report on Tuesday.

Since the Marlins outbreak, the “vast majority” of players on the reigning World Series champion Nationals voted against heading to Miami for a three-game series that begins on Friday, according to sports news website The Athletic.

The ultimate decision is up to Major League Baseball.

Four additional Marlins players tested positive for COVID-19, media reports said on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases within the to 17 over the last five days.

The Marlins, who opened their season on Friday with a three-game series in Philadelphia, were supposed to host the Baltimore Orioles on Monday and Tuesday, but both games were postponed by MLB.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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