MIAMI (AP) — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols.
The latest game to be postponed was Milwaukee’s home opener against St. Louis, called off hours before the first pitch after two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19.
The Marlins received another positive test result, a person familiar with the situation said, and at least 18 of their players have been infected.
But officials were concerned that the latest positive test result came five days after the team was last together and played its most recent game.
One Phils coach and two clubhouse workers tested positive this week, but the team received no positive results Friday.