In a statement released by the Minnesota Twins, the Twins and Red Sox have opted to postpone Monday's scheduled game due to the tragic events that occurred in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on Sunday.
Sunday afternoon, Brooklyn Center police were involved in an officer involved shooting that left a 20-year old dead. Monday morning it was announced that the death was a result of an accidental discharge. Rioting and looting took place in the surrounding areas of Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis overnight and the teams made the decision to postpone today's game.
Here is the full statement from the team...
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins issued the following statement regarding the decision to postpone today’s scheduled game against the Boston Red Sox.
“Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game.
The decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball, and local and state officials. Information regarding the rescheduling of today’s game, and corresponding ticket details, will be released in the near future.
The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright.”