The Cardinals-Brewers game was postponed after two St. Louis players tested positive for COVID-19

The Friday series opener between the Cardinals and Brewers in Milwaukee has been postponed following two positive tests by St. Louis players. It is the 15th MLB game that has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests of just eight days in the 2020 season. The league intends for the Brewers and Cardinals to start their series on Saturday and host a doubleheader on Sunday. Friday was originally set to be Milwaukee’s home opener.

The Cardinals said the players were tested before the game against the Twins on Wednesday and they received positive results late Thursday night. The team also plans to rapidly test its travel party.

Here is the complete statement of the team from Friday:

The St. Louis Cardinals learned late last night that the two players tested positive in the COVID-19 test that was held in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 29, before their game against the twins, and the team’s players and Self-instruction was given to the employees. Isolated in their Milwaukee hotel rooms until further notice.

The team did not exit their hotel for Miller Park this morning.

The Cardinals were scheduled to play the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon. Major League Baseball has announced that today’s game against the Brewers is to be made as part of a double header on Sunday, August 2 (1:10 pm CT).

The team is currently rapidly testing the entire travel team, has implemented contact tracing, and will continue to self-isolate.

According to mark saxon At The Athletic, two Cardinals pitchers have tested positive for the virus.

On a clear level, it is worrying news for MLBs that additional players or team personnel have tested positive for the virus which carries its potential potential consequences. Furthermore, it also means that MLB is dealing with positive tests outside the cluster within the Marlins, which led to the postponement of several games. It also indicates for the first time that MLB is dealing with positive tests outside the former divisions. The Cardinals recently played the Twins, which played Cleveland on Thursday. Thus, these positive tests have implications outside of the Friday games scheduled in Milwaukee.

Former Marlins president David Samson weighed in on the handling of coronovirus in the latest episode of Nothing With MLB, Nothing With David Samson. Listen below:

Whatever specifics emerge, it relates to news for MLB. The 2020 regular season is less than a week away, and already a large percentage of the league’s teams have seen their schedules affected by positive tests. This removes the current dilemma:

This is not a promising indicator when it comes to the feasibility of playing the 60-game regular season and extended playoffs. The calendar was already crowded with games, which means that there is little room to maneuver around case groups and outbreaks, even small ones.

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