Major League Baseball has decided to cancel tonight’s Phillies-Yankees along with Marlins-Orioles games, as the league tries to minimize the damage of a possible coronavirus outbreak.
through ESPN’s Jeff Passan:
Updating the Miami Marlins’ outbreak: The total number of infected players is usually 11 of the 33 who have been traveling with the team along with two coaches, sources tell ESPN.
The Marlins-Orioles along with Yankees-Phillies games tonight have been postponed. For at which point, the rest may be played.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2020
On Monday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported which eight players along with two coaches on the Miami Marlins had tested positive for the coronavirus. Those completely new positive cases are in addition to the four positive cases the Marlins already knew they had. Given which the Marlins played the Phillies on Sunday along with could have infected players on which roster as well, MLB has decided to cancel tonight’s game against the Yankees.
The Marlins along with Orioles are canceled out of the same abundance of caution.
Major League Baseball is usually the only major sports league attempting a restart without keeping players in a bubble. The NBA, a bubble league, has reported no completely new cases since July 13th. In addition, Major League Soccer, another bubble league, has had zero positive cases through 884 tests.
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