Just a day after it was reported that staff members of the St. Louis Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19, additional members of the organization have tested positive for the virus as well, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and baseball reporter Craig Mish reported.
Between four and six additional Cardinals have tested positive, a source tells The Athletic. Another postponement tonight would appear likely. On it: @CraigMish.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 1, 2020
Saturday's game in Milwaukee against the Brewers has been postponed, MLB Network's Jon Heyman first reported. Friday's matchup had also been delayed, and a doubleheader was scheduled for Sunday, but those games are now in limbo as well.
According to The Athletic's Mark Saxon, three confirmed positives were from staff members, while one was a player. Additional details are not known at this time.
Of the four new positives on the #Cardinals that I can confirm, three are staff. One is a player.— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) August 1, 2020
The Cardinals are just the latest team to feel a strong impact from the coronavirus. Four teams -- the Blue Jays, Phillies, Marlins and Nationals -- have had their weekend series postponed after the Marlins faced a major virus outbreak that began Sunday.
Miami had just finished a series with the Phillies, which put that roster in jeopardy as well and forced Philadelphia's series against the New York Yankees to be postponed. The Marlins also delayed games against the Baltimore Orioles. It was reported that Miami failed to follow proper health guidelines and safety protocols.
Just over a week into the 2020 MLB season, the league is at a make-or-break point. A report on Friday suggested that if things do not improve quickly, the campaign may be called off for good.
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