On Friday, the league and the MLB Gamers Affiliation introduced that 29 gamers and crew employees have examined constructive for Covid-19 this week.
CNN has reached out to the league for remark however has not heard again. A union spokesperson informed CNN the union had no remark.
Two St. Louis Cardinals gamers have examined constructive for Covid-19, the crew stated Friday, forcing MLB to postpone Friday’s recreation between the Cardinals and the host Milwaukee Brewers.That is the most recent of a number of coronavirus-related postponements which have hit MLB’s schedule because it began an abbreviated, 60-game season on July 23.
The Cardinals stated the exams have been carried out Wednesday earlier than the crew’s 3-Zero loss to the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis that night time. St. Louis realized of the constructive outcomes Thursday night time, the crew stated.
The Cardinals, who have been off Thursday, are self-isolating of their lodge rooms in Milwaukee “till additional discover,” the crew stated Friday. It didn’t publicly determine the gamers who examined constructive.
“The crew is presently conducting speedy testing of your entire touring get together, has applied contact tracing, and can proceed to self-isolate,” the Cardinals stated in a information launch.
The Twins, after taking part in St. Louis on Wednesday, hosted the Cleveland Indians on Thursday and are scheduled to play the second of a four-game sequence with them on Friday. No change to that schedule was instantly introduced.
For now, Friday’s Cardinals-Brewers recreation at Milwaukee’s Miller Park — which was to be the Brewers’ residence opener for the season — has been rescheduled as a part of a doubleheader for Sunday.
That’s “according to protocols to permit sufficient time for added testing and get in touch with tracing to be carried out,” MLB stated Friday.
A Saturday recreation between the 2 golf equipment nonetheless was on the schedule early Friday afternoon.
“We’re supportive of Main League Baseball’s resolution to postpone right this moment’s recreation and look ahead to taking part in our residence opener as quickly as circumstances safely permit,” stated David Stearns, Brewers normal supervisor and president of baseball operations.
“The well being and security of our gamers and staff are, and can proceed to be, our high priorities,” Stearns stated.
MLB Community was first to report Friday’s postponement.
Marlins and Phillies even have had constructive exams
Coronavirus-related postponements began after members of the Miami Marlins got here down with Covid-19 earlier this month.
After Miami opened the season in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies final week, a number of Marlins gamers examined constructive. Regardless of the outcomes, the 2 groups agreed to play the third recreation of the sequence July 26.
Then extra Marlins members examined constructive, and the Marlins’ season was placed on maintain via no less than Sunday.
A supply inside the Marlins informed CNN that the crew has 21 members who’ve examined constructive for Covid-19 over the past week, 18 gamers and three coaches.
The Phillies even have seen a lot of their video games postponed. First, as a result of they’d performed the Marlins, Philadelphia’s video games with the New York Yankees this week have been postponed out of warning.
Then, Philadelphia’s video games in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend have been postponed after two Phillies employees members examined constructive.
The abbreviated MLB season is being performed with out followers and options new guidelines, together with the banning of high-fives and spitting, to keep away from spreading the virus.
Contaminated Marlins are headed to Florida for extra screening, supply says
The 20 Marlins gamers and employees who’ve examined constructive have been touring Friday on a number of sleeper buses to South Florida, the place they are going to obtain extra screening and testing, the supply inside the crew informed CNN.
Main League Baseball well being officers accepted the transfer, the supply stated.
The Marlins have been isolating and quarantining in a crew lodge in Philadelphia since their final recreation there on July 26. Members of the crew who haven’t examined constructive remained in Philadelphia Friday, the supply stated.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this report.