KANSAS CITY, Missouri, USA
The positive coronavirus test that forced the Cincinnati Reds to postpone their two games against the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend has had another consequence.
Matt Harvey had to extend his one-year wait to get back on a mound in the majors.
The Reds and Royals were due to begin a two-game series in Kansas City on Tuesday night, but Major League Baseball decided to postpone the matchup to give Cincinnati more time to test for COVID-19.
Now, the clubs will play a double card on Wednesday. The first seven-inning game will begin at 4:05 p.m. (2105 GMT). The second will start about 30 seconds after the conclusion of the initial commitment.
“It’s not strange, it’s more exciting than anything,” said Harvey, who pitched against the Royals during the 2015 World Series, when he played for the New York Mets and will open the second game, facing Trevor Bauer (2-0). , after looking good at alternate club training.
Harvey hasn’t pitched since July 2019, when the Los Angeles Angels dropped him.