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Sport Rob Manfred: Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak not a 'nightmare situation'

03:46  28 july  2020
03:46  28 july  2020 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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Rob Manfred is under fire for allowing a coronavirus outbreak to balloon under his watch. Getty Images. With 12 players and two coaches testing positive for COVID - 19 in a two-day span, the Miami Marlins have been thrust into the spotlight as the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak in

Four Marlins players had tested positive for COVID - 19 by Sunday afternoon. Commissioner Rob Manfred has not conducted an open interview with the press since February. His most recent media appearance came on Thursday, during the Yankees-Nationals season opener, when he smiled on

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into Major League Baseball’s plans throughout the past few months, and Monday was no different. The Marlins-Orioles and Yankees-Phillies games were both postponed because of the outbreak affecting the Miami club, which has seen 11 of the 33 players on its 30-man roster and three-man taxi squad test positive. The Marlins-O’s matchup on Tuesday will also be pushed back as a result, but commissioner Rob Manfred expressed confidence Monday that the 60-game season will still be able to take place.

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A Covid - 19 coronavirus outbreak has led to the Marlins postponing today's home opener. For example, a person who somehow believes that the Covid - 19 coronavirus is a hoax or no big deal is probably not a Consider the Marlins -Phillies situation a double bubble toil and trouble situation .

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Rob Manfred wearing a suit and tie: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is taking a positive approach despite a COVID-19 outbreak in his sport. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is taking a positive approach despite a COVID-19 outbreak in his sport.

“We think we can keep people safe and continue to play,” Manfred said (per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com and Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times), adding that the league hasn’t seriously considering shutting down the season at this point. For MLB to do that, it would require one of its teams “losing a number of players that rendered it completely non-competitive,” Manfred stated.

Whether the Marlins are “non-competitive” in their current state isn’t fully clear, as the identities of their players who tested positive aren’t known right now. They certainly appear to be at a disadvantage, though. The Fish were scheduled to play the Orioles in Miami, but the two could instead square off in Baltimore on Wednesday if the Marlins’ coronavirus tests yield the desired results, according to Manfred (via Shaikin). Manfred expects that the latest results from Miami and Philadelphia (which hosted the Marlins over the weekend) will come in Monday night, and the league will issue an update Tuesday, Hoch tweets.

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On Monday morning, however, the Marlins found out that — per USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale — “as many as 12” members of the team (players and coaches) The # Marlins remain in Philadelphia with as many as 12 of their players and coaches having tested positive for COVID - 19 in recent days.

The Marlins are experiencing a coronavirus outbreak just four days after MLB’s Opening Day.MLB commissioner Rob Manfred almost certainly doesn’t want to suspend or cancel the season, but it would be an appropriate way to end this dystopian experiment.

Rob Manfred wearing a suit and tie: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is taking a positive approach despite a COVID-19 outbreak in his sport. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is taking a positive approach despite a COVID-19 outbreak in his sport.

It’s hard to call this anything but a terrible outcome for MLB, whose season just kicked off and looks less certain than ever to finish, but Manfred’s taking an optimistic approach for the time being. He insisted (via Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald) that this is not “a nightmare situation” for the sport.

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