Manfred does not plan to cancel the MLB season in the face of Covid-19 cases


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Manfred does not plan to cancel the MLB season in the face of Covid-19 cases

The major league commissioner relies on health protocols to guarantee games, then a flare-up of coronavirus in the Marlins.

The commissioner of MLB, Rob manfred, is “optimistic” because protocols are strong enough to end the season amid fears of an outbreak in Miami Marlins.

Eight players and two Coaches from the Marlins tested positive for Covid-19, for a total of 14 in the franchise, who had their return to Miami suspended to face the Baltimore Orioles and are still in Philadelphia.

“I remain optimistic that protocols are strong enough that we can continue to play, even through an outbreak like this, and complete our season,” Manfred told MLB Network.

However, he admitted that circumstances would dictate whether the season could go ahead: “I think a team that loses a number of players that made it completely uncompetitive would be an issue that we would have to address and think about making a change to.”

“The same with respect to the entire league; you get to a certain point in the entire league where it becomes a threat to health and we would certainly close at that point,” he said.

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