For now, Friday’s game at Milwaukee’s Miller Park – which was to be the home brewer’s home for the season – has been moved as part of Sunday’s double-headed game.
This is “in line with the protocols to give enough time for additional tests and contact tracking,” MLB said on Friday.
“We support Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our opening home as soon as conditions allow,”
“The health and safety of our players and employees are and will continue to be our top priorities,” Stearns said.
Marlins and Phyllis also tested positive
Coronavirus-related delays began after Miami Marlins members landed Covid-19 earlier this month.
After Miami opened the season against Philadelphia Phyllis last week, several Marlin players tested positive. Despite the results, both teams agreed to play the third match of the series on July 26.
As of Friday, 18 Marlin players and two coaches tested positive, a team source told CNN on condition of anonymity.
The Philistines have also watched many of their postponed games. First, because they played Marlins, the Philadelphia games with the New York Yankees were postponed out of caution this week.
The abbreviated MLB season is played without fans and offers new rules, including a ban on high fives and spitting to prevent the virus from spreading.
Infected Marlins are heading to Florida for more screening, a source said
The 20 Marlins players and employees who tested positive traveled on Friday in several dormitory buses to South Florida, where they will receive additional screening and testing, the source told CNN.
Major baseball health officials have approved the move, the source said.
The Marlin has been isolated and quarantined at a team hotel in Philadelphia since his last game there on July 26. Team members who did not test positive remained in Philadelphia on Friday, the source said.
Eric Levenson contributed to this report.