When will the Nationals start the 2021 season? MLB has announced a new opening date
The Nationals were forced to sit in the early weekend of the 2021 MLB season due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests and a contact layout. They have a new date to play now.
MLB announced Sunday night that Washington will begin the season on Tuesday, April 6, against Braves at Nationals Park MLB.com reported that the game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET. Nats will work on Monday before the new opener.
“The recent national staff test has not had any new positives,” MLB said he said in his statement. “All eligible staff at the club will be able to participate in baseball events at Nationals Park on Monday.”
MLB postponed the opening series of the Nationals ’three games against the Mets (April 1-4) and the home game on Monday against the Braves, who gave up four positive Nats players. Seven other players and two employees have been forced to quarantine for seeking relationships.
The team has not released the names of the players involved, but Mats general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that “the majority” of the quarantine players were on the team’s 26-year Opening Day list.
Rizzo said the players who have tested positive have improved in conditions. “The symptoms they may have have calmed down,” he told reporters (MLB.com). “They feel so much better.”
Citizens will have to make some moves on the list before Tuesday’s game. This will help confirm who has been positive and who has been forced to be in quarantine. MLB.com has announced that it expects the team to call the necessary replacements from its replacement site in Fredericksburg (Va).
Mets have not returned a positive test. They will begin the season in Philadelphia on Monday.
No makeup date has been reported for delayed games.