Twenty percent of Major League Baseball teams have been forced to postpone Friday night games due to positive coronavirus tests.
The game is back for a little more than a week and on Friday the game between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to coronavirus.
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MLB Network, And others reported that the latest postponement was the game between the Brewers and the Cardinals. It would have been the Brewers’ home opener at Miller Park. Reportedly, the Cardinals were the team with a positive test and were selected for quarantine at their team hotel.
It is unclear whether the entire weekend series will be postponed. The MLB is yet to make Friday’s moratorium official.
The Marlins outbreak sounded alarm throughout the game on Sunday when four players tested positive for coronovirus. As the week progressed, 17 players and coaches reportedly contracted the virus. MLB breaks its season due to outbreaks.
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The Phillies, who were playing the Marlins last weekend, were tested positive for the virus by two crews, postponing their series against the Blue Jayes. The Phillies had a series against the postponed New York Yankees earlier this week.
The MLB released a statement on the Marlins issue on Monday.
“Health and safety protocols were designed with a challenging situation, such as facing Marlins in mind. The response outlined in the Joint MLB-MLBPA Operation Manual was triggered immediately upon learning of a cluster of positive cases, Including contact tracing and quarantine. MLB said in a statement, “Testing all identified close contacts. The Marlin personnel who tested positive are in isolation and caring. “
The statement continued, “In more than 6,400 tests conducted from Friday 24 July, there has been no new positivity of on-field personnel from any of the other 29 clubs. This result has encouraged overall figures since June 27 Corresponds to. Test. Through last Thursday, July 23, 99 – 0.3% – out of 32,640 samples – was positive.
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The league wrote, “The difficult conditions of a club confirm the critical need to work all the way through with protocol.” “We will continue to enhance our protocol and make any necessary adjustments. The reality of the virus is still large, and we must keep this in mind every day. We are confident that clubs and players will act appropriately, for themselves and for others ., And the data provide reason to believe that protocols can work effectively. “