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Sport 'At least four' more Cardinals players have tested positive for COVID-19?

18:35  01 august  2020
18:35  01 august  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Two Cardinals are positive - game postponement

 Two Cardinals are positive - game postponement © getty images Because two St. Louis Cardinals were tested positive, there is a game postponement. As the Cardinals announced, two of their players tested positive for COVID-19. The league canceled the game scheduled for Friday at the Milwaukee Brewers as a result. "The move corresponds to the protocols, so that there is enough time for additional tests and for contact tracking," wrote the MLB in a statement.

On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals had to cancel their game after two players tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday morning, more bad news broke.

a close up of a baseball glove: It appears the Cardinals are dealing with an outbreak. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports It appears the Cardinals are dealing with an outbreak.

According to Trevor Plouffe of Jomboy Media, “at least four more Cardinals players” have tested positive for COVID-19.

Then Craig Mish reported that “several” players have tested positive, and Jon Heyman of MLB Network also heard that “multiple” Cardinals personnel tested positive.

If true, this brings the team’s total up to at least six — which means the Cardinals are now dealing with a full-on outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

As noted by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, this would certainly mean Saturday’s game against the Brewers would be delayed, and there is a strong possibility the Sunday doubleheader would be as well.

Cardinals dealing with 13 positive coronavirus tests, including 7 from players

  Cardinals dealing with 13 positive coronavirus tests, including 7 from players The St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with 13 positive coronavirus tests, MLB announced Monday. Reports emerged Sunday that more Cardinals players had tested positive for the coronavirus. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Monday that 8 of the 13 members who tested positive are experiencing symptoms. The Cardinals will remain quarantined in Milwaukee while players continue to receive daily tests. The league canceled the Cardinals’ series against the Detroit Tigers, but plans for the Cardinals to resume playing Friday against the Chicago Cubs. Mozeliak said the Cardinals are hoping to leave Milwaukee on Wednesday to head back to St.

It could also lead to more serious consequences overall for MLB as a whole.

On Friday, multiple reports emerged that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred had a call with MLBPA executive director Tony Clark. On that call, Manfred reportedly told Clark that players had to get their act together because the MLB season is in danger of being canceled.

Jeff Passan of ESPN broke the story initially:

“Should another outbreak materialize, Manfred, who has the power to shut the season down, could move in that direction. Multiple players briefed on the call fear that season could be shut down as soon as Monday if positive tests jump or if players continue not to strictly abide by the league’s protocols.”

The first domino was the Miami Marlins coming down with a massive outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases. To date, 18 players and two staffers in the organization have tested positive.

Report: Cardinals went to casino prior to team outbreak

  Report: Cardinals went to casino prior to team outbreak "At least a couple" St. Louis Cardinals went to a casino prior to the COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined the club since Friday, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. It's not known how many of members of the organization visited the casino or who did so. Major League Baseball has since hardened its stance on leaving hotels, which is now not allowed after originally being strongly discouraged, reports Heyman. As of early Monday afternoon,It's not known how many of members of the organization visited the casino or who did so.

Now it appears the Cardinals are dealing with an outbreak of their own, which could be the proverbial final straw that breaks the camel’s back.

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