MLB and COVID-19: Two St. Louis Cardinals, Another Miami Marlin Test Positive; More Games Canceled
Major League Baseball is just a week into its 60-game shortened season, and we’ve already seen a massive outbreak that just keeps getting worse.
Since last Friday, 20 Miami Marlins coaches and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, and that led to the postponement of 14 games; seven Marlins games (four with Baltimore, three with Washington) and seven Phillies games (four with the Yankees, three with Toronto).
You can add a pair of St. Louis Cardinals to the list of positive tests, and at least one more game postponed. As of now, Friday’s St. Louis-Milwaukee game will be played on Saturday now as a doubleheader.
ESPN reports the Cardinals found out Thursday night about the positive tests, and no team members (players or staff) made their way to Milwaukee’s Miller Park on Friday morning.
All of the St. Louis traveling party is self-isolating in their hotel rooms until further notice.
As for the Marlins, the 20 affected players and coaches will ride a bus from Philadelphia to Miami.
News out of Philadelphia where the Marlins have been holed up for over a week: Team is getting sleeper buses to take the infected players/personnel back to Miami. That’s a long ride
Rest will stay, then head to Baltimore, NY and Buffalo for what will be a really long road trip
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 31, 2020