Twenty percent of baseball teams in the Premier League were forced to postpone matches on Friday night due to positive coronavirus tests.
The sport returns in just over a week, and on Friday, matches between the Washington and Miami Marlin, Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals were postponed due to the coronavirus.
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MLB Network and others report that the latest delay is the game between the Brewers and the Cardinals. This would be the opening of the Brewers’ Home in Miller Park. According to the report, the cardinals are the team with positive tests and selected for quarantine in their hotel-hotel.
It is unclear whether the entire weekend series will be postponed. MLB will still make the postponement on Friday.
The Marlins outbreak raised alarm throughout the sport on Sunday when four players tested positive for coronavirus. As the week progressed, 1
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Phyllis, who played the Marlins last weekend, had two employees test positive for the virus, forcing their series against the Blue Jays to be postponed. Phyllis had a series against the New York Yankees, postponed earlier this week.
MLB released a statement on the Marlins issue on Monday.
“The health and safety protocols are designed with a challenging circumstance like the one facing the Marlins. The response outlined in the joint MLB-MLBPA Operation Manual is triggered as soon as it learns of the group of positive cases, including contact tracking and quarantine and testing of all identified close contacts. Marlins staff who tested positive remain in isolation and receive care, “MLB said in a statement.
The statement continued: “In the more than 6,400 tests conducted on Friday, July 24, there are no new positives on the field staff from any of the other 29 clubs. This result is in line with the encouraging overall data from the beginning of June 27 on Until last Thursday, On July 23, 99 of 32,640 samples – 0.3% – were positive.
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“The difficult circumstances of a Club reinforce the vital need to be careful with the protocols in all ways, both on and off the field,” the league said. “We will continue to support our protocols and make all the necessary adjustments. The realities of the virus are still great and we must work with it every day. We are confident that clubs and players will act appropriately, for themselves and for others. and the data provide reason to believe that the protocols may work effectively. “