Twenty percent of Major League Baseball teams have been forced to postpone games Friday night due to positive coronavirus testing.
The sport has been a little over a week and on Friday the games between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis were postponed. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus.
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MLB Network, among others, reported that the last postponement was the game between the Brewers and the Cardinals. It would have been the Brewers housing workshop in Miller Park. According to the report, the Cardinals were the team with positive evidence and elected in quarantine at their team hotel.
It is unclear whether the entire weekend series will be postponed. MLB has not yet made official the postponement this Friday.
The Marlins ’outburst raised the alarm throughout the sport on Sunday when four players tested positive for coronavirus. As the week progressed, 17 players and coaches had contracted the virus. The MLB paused because of the outbreak.
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The Phillies, who played for the Marlins last weekend, had two employees put up a positive result for the virus, forcing them to postpone their series against the Blue Jays. The Phillies had a series against the New York Yankees postponed earlier this week.
MLB released a statement Monday on the subject of the Marlins.
“Health and safety protocols were designed with a circumstance as difficult as the one facing Marlins. The response outlined in the joint MLB-MLBPA operations manual was triggered immediately after learning of the accumulation of positive cases, including contact tracking and quarantine. and testing of all identified close contacts identified. Marlins staff who did positive remain isolated and are receiving attention, “MLB said in a statement.
The statement continued: “In more than 6,400 tests conducted since Friday, July 24, there have been no new positive field staff from any of the other 29 clubs. This result is in line with encouraging general data since the beginning of the 27th. June Last Thursday, July 23, 99 of the 32,640 samples (0.3%) were positive.
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“The difficult circumstances of a club reinforce the vital need to be diligent with protocols in every way, both on and off the field,” the league wrote. “We will continue to strengthen our protocols and make the necessary adjustments. The realities of the virus are still great, and we have to work with that every day. We are confident that the clubs and players will act properly, both for themselves and for others. data provide reasons to believe that protocols can work effectively. “