Mariners-A’s series postponed through Wednesday due to positive COVID-19 test

Mariners-A’s series postponed through Wednesday due to positive COVID-19 test
Seattle Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis, right, celebrates with teammate shortstop J.P. Crawford (3) and second baseman Dee Gordon (9) after the Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) (Gregory Bull)

SEATTLE — Major League Baseball on Monday announced that the first two games of the Seattle Mariners’ upcoming series against the Oakland Athletics have been postponed.

The postponement comes after a member of the Oakland Athletics organization tested positive for COVID-19. It is not known if a player or a staff member tested positive.

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The series was supposed to run from Tuesday to Thursday at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. As of now, the series finale on Thursday has not been postponed.

The Mariners are set to play the final game of their series against the Anaheim Angels on Monday night.

The A’s are in self-isolation in Houston, where their series finale against the Astros was postponed following the announcement of the positive test on Sunday.

As of Monday, the Mariners are in third place in the AL West and trail the A’s by nine games.