SF Giants and Padres Clear Hurdles to Return to Action Sunday

SF Giants, San Diego Padres

After another round of negative COVID-19 tests, the SF Giants and San Diego Padres have been cleared to return to action on Sunday. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The SF Giants and San Diego Padres tested negative in another round of COVID-19 tests, which clears the way for them to return to action in a doubleheader on Sunday at Petco Park.

Fans, coaches, players, and other members of the San Diego Padres and SF Giants organizations alike are surely relieved after another round of COVID-19 tests came back negative, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Per Acee, they will play a doubleheader on Sunday.

Both teams had been self-quarantining in San Diego following a positive test from a Giants player.

The Giants lost the first game of an originally scheduled four-game series against the Padres on Thursday 6-1. Scheduled to face off again on Friday, players were moments from taking the field when it was abruptly postponed. Reports soon emerged that a member of the Giants organization had tested positive for COVID-19.

The league postponed their game on Saturday as well with plans to contact trace. As reports emerged throughout the day that there had only been one positive test among both organizations, hope built that it may have been a false positive. Following another round of testing, the league is confident that was the case.

While the doubleheader will makeup one of the two postponed games, the teams will still have one game to play. Nothing has been announced, but the Giants and Padres are scheduled to play a three-game series to conclude their seasons in San Francisco. Odds are the league will incorporate a double-header there to bring both teams to 60 games played.

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On Sunday, both the SF Giants and San Diego Padres will take the field again. Everyone was just reminded how much of a privilege that is amidst the circumstances of our world today. Now they both will try to dive right back into the postseason race.