Monday night’s opening series between the Red Sox and the Twins has been postponed after the shooting death of Minnesotan Daunte Wright.
The Twins released a statement on the postponement on Monday:
The statement reads as follows:
Out of respect for the tragic events at the Brooklyn Center yesterday and further details of this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and our team. community not to play today’s game.
The decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball and local and national officials. Information regarding today’s game rescheduling and corresponding ticket details will be released shortly.
The Minnesota Twins organization expresses its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright.
Importantly, the Twins organization made this decision, with the approval of league officials and state government.
Wright was a 20-year-old black man who was shot dead by police during a traffic stop on Sunday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday the murder was an “accidental discharge” and the officer intended to draw a tazer rather than his gun.
Police were attempting to arrest Wright when a fight ensued, leading to the shooting.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has imposed a curfew in an attempt to curb riots and protests over Wright’s death.