It is the sixth major league team that had to postpone its duel this Friday due to an outbreak of infections.
The MLB postponed Friday’s game between Saint Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers after two members of the St. Louis organization tested positive for coronavirus.
The meeting at Miller Park in Milwaukee will now take place on Sunday and the MLB explained that this would allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing.
This means that six of the 30 major league teams will not be able to play this Friday due to positive tests by Covid-19. Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies are the other clubs affected by the outbreaks.
In a statement, Brewers general manager David Stearns said: “We support Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and hope to play our first game at home as soon as conditions safely allow. The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities. “
– Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 31, 2020
The Cardinals released a statement revealing that positive evidence emerged Thursday night, prompting players and staff to self-isolate in their Milwaukee hotel rooms “until further notice.”
“The team is currently conducting rapid tests of the entire travel group, has implemented contact tracking and will continue to isolate itself,” they said.
– St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 31, 2020
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