MLB investigates ‘collectively disruptive’ incident that leads to outbreak of Marlins COVID-19


The MLB has begun an investigation into how the COVID-19 outbreak on Marlins started, with this team specifically aimed at strengthening better practices and learning what to prevent from replicating elsewhere Can be done, this post has learned.

A positive test by another player on Wednesday revealed that a total of 16 Marlins players and two coaches have been infected. From Friday to Wednesday, Marlins personnel represented the only positive results. The other 29 teams combined for zero positives in MLB and MLB Players Association reporting.

Thus, MLB launched a look at what went wrong with the Marlins. As an official briefed about Marlins’ situation, he said, “some of this process led to large-scale disintegration that is not going on anywhere else.” MLB wants to know why. To decide whether the Marlins need to further strengthen the health and safety protocol and to see if the protocol has missed elements that can be updated.

There is currently a concentration on whether there were infected personnel on a Marlins charter from Miami to Atlanta last Tuesday, and whether there was protocol to avoid crowded public spaces on the road, while the Marlins’ traveling crew after the exhibition game Tuesday night Was violated by the members of the Braves.

Marlins vice president of communications and broadcasting Jason Latimer said, “We are not going to comment on the rumors. Like MLB, we are collecting more and more information about the entire situation. It is about locating that information before commenting on it. “

The Marlins played the Braves on Wednesday and then moved to Philadelphia to start the regular season. On Friday, the Marlins received word of their first positive test, then got three more on Saturday night, yet all three games were played against Philly. By Monday, MLB knew that it was, at the very least, dealing with an extensive dispute over the Marlins.

His travel party has so far left Philadelphia and those who have tested positive are indexed in a hotel different from the others. The MLB will determine how long the Marlins should stay in Philadelphia. Miami will not play before Monday and, in the meantime, is handing out veterans like Logan Forsythe and Mike Morin to the group at its satellite facility. The Marlins will have to replace more than half of their team’s players before playing their next game, which will cause them considerable competitive losses.

Don Mattingly, after the victory over the Phillies on Sunday, is the last top team official to address questions from reporters and this was before the problem was fully identified. CEO Derek Jeter made a statement on Monday, in which he admitted that “we have now experienced challenges when we walked down the street and left Miami.”

As of Tuesday morning, no Phillies player or coach had tested positive and, like the Marlins, they are now being tested daily. The Phillies will not play before Saturday.

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