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Major League Baseball has postponed a four-game series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals, as 13 members of the Cardinals organization tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.
In a statement shared by Jeff Passon of ESPN, the Cardinals said they would live in Milwaukee:
Jeff pasan @Jeffpassan
Here is the official postponement of the Cardinals-Tigers series. With an outbreak of 13 cases of COVID-19 in the Cardinals organization, this was unavoidable. Between this and @Ken_Rosenthal report that the Dreams of the Field game has been canceled, a tough day for the Cardinals. https://t.co/cgcVqTL0Br
St. Louis was originally supposed to play Milwaukee brewers Before the series was Postponed.
Tiger herd said They will continue to work at Comerica Park to prepare for their three-game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates starting on Friday.
Former MLB player Jerry Hairston Jr. On Saturday, he tweeted that he spoke to sources who said that some members of the Cardinals visited a casino before their outbreak. John hayman MLB Network approved the report and said “A.At least some cardinals went to a casino. “
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak commented on the reports.
“I have no factual reason to believe that this is true, and I have not seen any evidence of this, “he said passan. “If they were in a casino, however, it would be disappointing. “
passan On July 29, it was reported that the MLB is strengthening its health and safety protocol after experiencing its first outbreak in the Miami Marlins League. Under the new rules, players will be encouraged not to leave their hotels while on the road.
The 13 positive tests for the Cardinals would lead some to question whether MLB could continue with the 2020 season. Opening day was on July 23 and already three teams (Cardinals, Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies) have had to postpone at least one week of play.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred reaffirmed his commitment to finish the season while speaking with ESPN Karl Ravitch on Saturday.
“We’re playing, “Manfred said.”Players need to get better, but I am not bizarre in general and there is no reason to leave now. We have to move, but it is manageable. “