Sox game postponed due to Cleveland's multiple positive COVID-19 tests
Less than an hour before the scheduled first pitch between the White Sox and Guardians Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field, the game was postponed following multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Cleveland organization.
According to Major League Baseball, the decision was made "to allow for continued testing and contact tracing."
MLB will provide a makeup date at a later date.
Manager Terry Francona and bench coach DeMarlo Hale are two of multiple Guardians coaching and support staff members that tested positive for the virus Wednesday morning, according to Cleveland.com.
The Guardians are back at Guaranteed Rate Field in July and September, so there are multiple rescheduling options.
The White Sox open a four-game series against the Yankees Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Dylan Cease stays on schedule and starts against New York in the opener. Vince Velasquez, who was supposed to start for the Sox on Wednesday, is now pitching on Friday vs. the Yankees.
Dallas Keuchel starts for the White Sox Saturday and Michael Kopech follows on Sunday.