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Padres to resume series with Giants after COVID-19 scare

Petco Park fire closes food court restaurant
Posted at 7:54 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 22:40:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The Padres will resume their series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday.

The series was postponed Friday after a presumptive positive coronavirus case involving a Giants player, according to the MLB.

The organization said Sunday morning that, following a careful review, the MLB-MLBPA Joint Committee determined that the case didn’t represent “an actual infection or present a risk to other personnel.”

RELATED: Two games of Padres' series with Giants postponed after positive COVID-19 test

Read the committees full statement below:

The MLB-MLBPA Joint Committee, in conjunction with each team’s medical staff, reviews all positive COVID-19 tests on an individual basis to determine how each case should be handled in order to ensure the health and safety of the players and Club personnel. Following a careful review of all of the details presented in the particular case regarding a San Francisco Giants player that led to the postponements of their road games in San Diego on Friday and Saturday, the committee has determined that the presumptive positive did not represent an actual infection or present a risk to other personnel. As a result, the Giants and the Padres have been scheduled for a doubleheader at Petco Park today, beginning at 1:10 p.m. (PT).

The doubleheader will begin at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Petco Park, the team says.

The Padres say Mike Clevinger will start Game 1 with Garrett Richards set to start Game 2.

On the edge of Petco Park, Bub's @ the Ballpark Manager Herman Shoate said they were nervous about the delay of the weekend's games impacting business, but because of the return of football and other sports played the same weekend, they still had a steady flow of customers.

"We’re making it due. The numbers that we’re getting now are positive and they’re trending up little by little, week by week," said Shoate.

Shoate added that the sports bar is down about 30 to 40% in revenue because of coronavirus, and said they're worried about the possibility of more games postponed down the line, but are thankful most sports have returned to keep customers coming in for the time being.