MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins and Red Sox postponed their scheduled series opener on Monday following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, on Sunday by a police officer in the suburb of Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Amid the greater context of the ongoing murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd last May, Wright’s death sparked protests in Brooklyn Center and unrest in the Twin Cities throughout Sunday afternoon and into the night.
“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 club announced in a statement.
“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.”
No makeup date has been announced for the game.