MLB postpones two games Monday after Marlins' coronavirus outbreak

Dalton Johnson
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MLB announced Monday that two games have been postponed after the Miami Marlins' coronavirus outbreak. 

The Marlins' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles, and the Philadelphia Phillies' home game against the New York Yankees both have been postponed. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that eight more players and two coaches who have been traveling with the team tested posted for the coronavirus on Monday. The total number of Marlins players who have tested positive and have traveled with the team now is up to 11.

On Sunday, three Marlins tested positive, including Jose Urena, that day's slated starting pitcher. This comes after one Marlins player tested positive Friday.

"Tonight's scheduled games between the Miami Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles at Marlins Park and the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park have been postponed while Major League Baseball conducts additional COVID-19 testing," MLB announced Monday morning in a statement. "The members of the Marlins' traveling party are self-quarantining in place while awaiting the outcome of those results.  

"Major League Baseball has been coordinating with the Major League Baseball Players Association; the Marlins; the Orioles; the Marlins' weekend opponent, the Phillies; and Club medical staffs, and will continue to provide updates as appropriate."

As of this publishing, no other games have been postponed. The Giants do not play Monday after splitting a four-game series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The A's still are scheduled to play the Angels in Oakland.

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