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St. Louis Cardinals Latest to Test Positive for COVID-19

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The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest team to be affected by COVID-19 this season. Per reports, two individuals in the organization have tested positive for the virus. The rest of the team expects to undergo testing later on Friday. MLB announced that the club will play as scheduled on Saturday follwed by a Sunday double-header. 

The Cardinals just completed a two-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday before the COVID-19 positives. However, the Twins played the Cleveland Indians in their home ballpark last night before knowledge of these test results. With the virus’s prolonged incubation period Cleveland, Minnesota and the Pirates (with whom the Cardinals played their first series) will be on high alert for any positive tests. The Milwaukee Brewers had not yet had any contact with St. Louis and continued their morning workout at Miller Park without incident.

This would be the latest in a series of postponements for MLB teams. The Phillies and Marlins have had their scheduled games postponed since Monday in wake of MLB’s first large outbreak. The Yankees and Orioles similarly delayed their games with these clubs. Instead, they altered their schedules to play each other starting on Wednesday. In all, MLB has postponed 20 percent of all games on Friday’s slate because of COVID-19, and that number could grow as testing extends to other clubs.

It appears that MLB’s Health and Safety protocols have not made a significant impact in transmission of the virus within baseball. For now organizations can focus on just one thing: damage control.

 

TGH will continue to follow this story as it develops. Check back with our MLB page for any updates.

 

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