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Braves-Nats postponed because of Navy Yard shootings

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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MLB has announced that Monday night's Braves-Nationals game has been postponed as a result of the shootings at the Naval Yard in Washington, which is located near Nationals Park:

Monday's game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Tuesday. Here's the statement from the team:

All of us here in the Nationals organization were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic events that occurred this morning only a few blocks from Nationals Park. Our thoughts and prayers remain with our friends at the Navy Yard and those impacted by today's incident.

In light of the circumstances, we have decided to postpone tonight's game against the Braves. Additional information will be distributed in the coming hours.

The safety of our fans is our utmost priority. As we have throughout the day, the Nationals security personnel will continue to work closely with all levels of law enforcement to reinforce the already high level of security in place at Nationals Park and to ensure that our visitors always have a safe experience.

CBS News has ongoing updates on the tragedy in Washington.

 
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