The St. Louis Cardinals have had a positive two-player test for COVID-19, with Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon’s game to the Milwaukee Brewers, it was announced.
MLB’s quick decision to postpone Friday’s game, scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET, comes after the outburst within the Miami Marlins, who have had 20 positive tests – 18 by players after a another Friday, sources told ESPN in the past. eight days.
The postponed match was rescheduled as part of a traditional double header on Sunday, with the first match starting at 14:10. Saturday’s game is still scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.
MLB said the postponement allows for enough time for the cardinals to do additional testing and make contact tracings. A source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers that if what happened to the Cardinals had happened before the Marlins outbreak, Friday’s game would still be played at Miller Park.
“We are in favor of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing the home goalkeeper as soon as safety conditions allow,” Brewers president / general manager David Stearns said in a statement. “The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities.”
The Cardinals last played for the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Thus, the number of teams that remain out of action on Friday at six. The Brewers and Cardinals will join the Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays as teams affected by the failure of positive testing.
The Cardinals ’positives represent the first positive tests the sport has seen off the east coast since the regular season began last week.