Twenty percent of Major League Baseball teams were forced to postpone games on Friday night due to positive coronavirus tests.
The sport has been back for a little over a week and on Friday the games between the Citizens of Washington and Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals were postponed due to the coronavirus.
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MLB Network, and others, reported that the last postponement was the game between the Brewers and the Cardinals. It would have been the opener of the Brewers ’home in Miller Park. According to the report, the Cardinals were the squad with positive tests and were elected to quarantine on their hotel team.
It is unclear whether the entire weekend series will be postponed. MLB has yet to make Friday’s official postponement.
The Marlins outbreak raised alarm during the sport on Sunday when four players tested positive for coronavirus. As the week progressed, 17 players and coaches had reported the virus. The MLB put their season on hold due to the outbreak.
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The Phillies, who were playing the Marlins last weekend, had two virus-positive test workers, forcing their series against the Blue Jays to be postponed. The Phillies had a series against the New York Yankees postponed earlier this week.
The MLB issued a statement on the Marlins issue on Monday.
“The health and safety protocols were designed with a demanding circumstance such as the one facing the Marlins in mind. The response described in the Joint MLB-MLBPA Operations Manual was activated immediately after learning the Marlins. the group of positive cases, including contact tracking and quarantine and testing of all identified close contacts. Marlins staff who tested positive remain isolated and are receiving care, “said MLB in a statement.
The statement continued, “In more than 6,400 tests conducted since Friday, July 24, there have been no new positive on-site staff from any of the other 29 Clubs. The result is in line with encouraging data from the beginning of June 27. Testing: As of last Thursday, July 23, 99 of the 32,640 samples – 0.3% – were positive.
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“The difficult circumstances of one Club reinforce the vital need to be diligent with protocols in every way, both on and off the field,” the league wrote. “We will continue to strengthen our protocols and make any necessary adjustments. Virus realities are still coming in big, and we have to operate with this in mind every day. We are confident that the Clubs and players will act with appropriately, for themselves and for others, and the data provide reason to believe that the protocols can work effectively. “