Miami Marlins Coronavirus outbreak: Four more MLB players test positive

Within the past week, ESPN reported, the team tested 17 people positive. The delayed season started on Thursday.

CNN has reached out to Marlins and MLB for confirmation and an update on the team’s status.

The team did not return to Miami on Sunday after a three-match series in Philadelphia, but stayed overnight for more testing.

Tuesday’s game between New York’s Yankee and Phyllis has been postponed, according to a MLB spokesman. No other details were given. ESPN reported that the evening game in Philadelphia was postponed by an abundance of caution.

The Marlins ‘home opener against the Baltimore Orioles and the Yankees’ game with the Phillies on Monday evening were also postponed.

On Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred – who was asked if there was an issue within the league or team that led to the closing of the schedule – said: “I think a team loses a lot of players who make it completely non-existent. – Competitiveness will be an issue that we have to address and think about making a change, whether it is closing a part of the season, the entire season, depending on the circumstances. “

“The same thing in relation to leguide. You have to take it to a certain point, where it becomes a health hazard and we will certainly close at that point.”

Ahead of the Marlins’ game against Phyllis on Sunday, the Marlins found that Jose Joren would not be available to play to start Grena.

On Tuesday, the Marlins told CNN that the team alerted the league and Phyllis’s team had “positive tests” ahead of Sunday’s game. The Phillies “abbreviated to play,” according to Marlins.

According to several outlets, including ESPN and The Philadelphia Inquirer, Urena tested positive for Kovid-19.

But the players decided in a group chat to play the game, Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas said in a video call with reporters.
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“We decided that we were going to continue to do this and we were going to remain responsible and play the game as we could.”

The Marlins won the game 11-6.

Over the weekend Florida became the state’s second-largest official coronovirus case count state, with New York – the nation’s largest center at the onset of the epidemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, with more than 4 million confirmed cases in the United States, a return to professional sports could not have happened in a worse time.

The brief, 60-game MLB season is audience-less. It introduces new rules including banning spitting to prevent the virus from spreading.

Like baseball, the National Football League plans for teams to begin their season in regular home stadiums. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in an open letter on Monday that the preseason game was canceled.

Other sports leagues are re-opening with teams in so-called “bubbles” to try to limit interaction with the outside world.

The WNBA ended its season at IMG Academy in Florida on Saturday. The NBA is set to resume its season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando this weekend, and the NHL plans to resume with double bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton. In Utah, the NWSL Challenge Cup wrapped up on Sunday, with the Houston Dash winning the title.

Jill Martin of CNN contributed to this report.


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