BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Thursday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox at Sahlen Field will reportedly be among MLB games that are postponed to protest social injustice.
According to the Boston Globe's Julian McWilliams, the Red Sox were the first of the two teams to make the decision.
Source: the Red Sox have decided not to play tonight.— Julian McWilliams (@byJulianMack) August 27, 2020
Other games that will not take place as players protest include the Oakland Athletics vs. the Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins vs. the Detroit Tigers.
According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox's decision not to play Thursday came after one of the team's outfielders, Jackie Bradley Jr., chose to sit out in protest.
The two teams issued a joint statement via Twitter on Thursday evening that confirms that the postponement started with the players:
Thursday's game would have been the last of the Blue Jays' series with the Red Sox. They're scheduled to host the Baltimore Orioles in Buffalo tomorrow and throughout the weekend.