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Today’s major league baseball game between St. Louis and Milwaukee was postponed after two Cardinals employees tested positive for the coronavirus. The league said the postponement in Milwaukee is ”consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.” The teams plan to resume their schedule Saturday night at Miller Park, pending results from the testing and contact tracing.
Two other games scheduled for Friday involving the Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies had already been postponed because of an outbreak among Miami players and two positive tests on Philadelphia’s coaching staff. The Cardinals played in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday before a scheduled day off Thursday. The Twins hosted Cleveland on Thursday night, meaning the Indians likely used the same visiting clubhouse as St. Louis. Minnesota is scheduled to host the Indians again Friday night. The Marlins haven’t played since Sunday because of an outbreak that’s infected 17 players and two staff members.
To help makeup all the postponements, MLB and the players’ union agreed Thursday that doubleheaders this season will become a pair of seven-inning games, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because there was no announcement.
***Report courtesy of Metro Source Networks***