For now, Friday’s game at Milwaukee’s Milleruke Park, which was to be the Brewers ’home workshop for the season, has been rescheduled as part of the headline double for Sunday.
This is “consistent with the protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and tracing of contacts,” MLB said Friday.
“We are in favor of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing at our opening door as soon as conditions allow,”; David Stearns, general manager of Brewers, said on Friday. president of basketball operations.
“The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities,” Stearns said.
Marlins and Phillies have also had positive tests
Coronavirus-related postponements began after members of the Miami Marlins came down with Covid-19 earlier this month.
After Miami opened the season against the Philadelphia Phillies last week, several Marlins players tested positive. Despite the results, both teams agreed to play the third game of the series on July 26th.
On Friday, 18 Marlins players and two coaches had tested positive, a team source told CNN on condition of anonymity.
The Phillies have also seen many of their games postponed. First, because they had played the Marlins, Philadelphia’s games with the New York Yankees this week were postponed as a precaution.
The abbreviated MLB season is being played without fans and introduces new rules, including a ban on high bites and spitting, to prevent the virus from spreading.
Infected Marlins source is heading to Florida for more detection, according to the source
The 20 Marlins players and staff who have tested positive traveled Friday on several sleeping buses to South Florida, where they will receive additional selection and testing, the team source told CNN.
The Major League Baseball source approved the move.
The Marlins have been isolating and quarantining in a Philadelphia team hotel since their last game there on July 26th. Team members who have not put up positive results remained in Philadelphia on Friday.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this report.