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At least two more Washington Nationals players test positive for COVID-19

Steve Gardner, USA TODAY
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While it's opening day for most teams in Major League Baseball, the Washington Nationals don't know when they'll be able to start their season.

After having their season opener postponed due to one player testing positive for COVID-19 and four other team members quarantined for being in close contact, general manager Mike Rizzo announced Thursday afternoon that two additional players have tested positive – and another is "likely positive."

As a result of the outbreak, Rizzo said he isn't sure when the Nationals will be cleared to play their first game. As of now, he said everyone on the team is in "Mike Rizzo mandated quarantine."

The Nationals had a scheduled off day Friday in their series with the New York Mets, but it was reported that the teams wouldn't open the season until Saturday at the earliest.

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Rizzo did not identify any of the players who tested positive.

He said one of the players who tested positive had a fever; the rest are not showing any symptoms.

Throughout spring training, the Nationals didn't have a single player test positive over the six-week period in Florida. But the first positive result came back as the team was heading to Washington to start the season at home against the New York Mets.

“We’re still in the midst of a pandemic, and people need to still take this seriously. Unfortunately, it hit us, and we’ve got to take care of our own now,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “All I can say is: Be safe, continue to wear your masks like they ask and know that this still can happen to anyone. It’s tough for us right now, but we’re going to get through it.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: More Washington Nationals players test positive for COVID-19