Breaking: Mets – Nationals Opening Day game has been suspended due to COVID-19 protocols

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Mar 23, 2019; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; A view of the Grapefruit League logo on the hat of New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets won’t be taking the field on Thurday on MLB’s Opening Day, as their game against the Washington Nationals has been suspended, according to multiple outlets.

The game was scheduled to begin at 7:09 pm ET, with multiple Cy Young award winners Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer taking the hill.

The reason for the suspension is because in the last few hours, one Nationals player tested positive for COVID-19, and other four were isolated because of contact tracing.

“Breaking: today’s Mets-Nationals Opening Day game has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, source confirms. No makeup info as of this moment, but stay tuned for that,” MLB.com’s beat writer Anthony DiComo wrote on his official Twitter account.

It is possible that the Nationals are having an outbreak, and MLB decided not to put anybody else at risk. The Mets and the Nats aren’t scheduled to play on Friday, but are expected to take the field on Saturday.

Those plans, however, can change at any minute.

The Mets are living happy hours despite the suspension

The Mets have lived a wonderful last few hours, after it was revealed late Wednesday night that All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor had agreed to sign a long-term contract that will keep him in New York for the next 10 years, with a total value of $341 million.

Mets’ fans, however, won’t be able to see Lindor’s first official game with the team today, and will have to wait until further notice.

The Mets couldn’t complete the signings of any of the big three free agents available; Trevor Bauer, George Springer, and JT Realmuto. However, they pulled off an impressive trade that netted them Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco, and now both of them are tied to the organization for the foreseeable future.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.