The Mets have been cleared to return to play Tuesday with a doubleheader against the Marlins. The series kicks off a revised schedule that features nine games in six days and 34 games in 34 days.
The Amazin’s received all negative tests for three consecutive days after a player and staffer tested positive for COVID-19 last Thursday in Miami. The Mets were given the green light to resume their regular-season schedule, which is now packed to the brim to make up for four postponed games.
The Mets had six people — the player and staffer who tested positive plus four “close contacts” — stay behind in Miami on Thursday while the rest of the team flew back to New York.
The Mets will host the Marlins at Citi Field on Tuesday for game one of the doubleheader at 5:10 p.m. The Mets will be the home team in the first game, while the Marlins will be the home team in the second game, which will make up last Thursday’s postponement. The Mets wrap up the series against the Marlins on Wednesday and Thursday with single games.