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Coronavirus updates: St. Louis Cardinals games postponed following more positive COVID-19 tests

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 685,000 people worldwide.

8/2/2020 1:46:00 PM

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A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 685,000 people worldwide.

1:14 a.m.: Cardinals games postponed following more positive COVID-19 testsThe weekend series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed after one player and multiple members of the Cardinals staff tested positive for COVID-19.

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According to ESPN and multiple reports, three staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on the rapid tests. The team expects the complete results of saliva testing later Saturday, MLB said.In addition to Saturday's game, both games of Sunday's doubleheader between the teams have also been postponed.

"Due to additional testing and monitoring of the St. Louis Cardinals’ players and staff members, the Sunday doubleheader between the host Milwaukee Brewers and the Cardinals at Miller Park has been postponed," said Major League Baseball in a statement. The Cardinals will play four games against the Tigers in Detroit from Tuesday-Thursday, including a Wednesday doubleheader. The Cardinals and Tigers will serve as the home Club for two games each at Comerica Park. The Brewers will play this week’s home-and-home series vs. the Chicago White Sox as scheduled. Major League Baseball will continue to provide updates regarding its schedule."

Just last week multiple members of the Miami Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus causing games to be postponed.as coronavirus testing is underway, the league confirmed in a statement.The Miami Marlins canceled their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles scheduled for Monday night after multiple members of the team tested positive for the coronavirus,

Since the Philadelphia Phillies played Miami last Sunday at Citizens Bank Park, the Marlins have now had 20 positive tests, 18 by players.Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport doesn't do a better job of managing the coronavirus, it could shut down for the season, sources familiar with the conversation told ESPN.

The two positive tests by the St. Louis Cardinals players on Friday have only exacerbated concerns inside the sport about the presence of the coronavirus and whether players are following MLB's protocols are being followed properly to prevent outbreaks similar to Miami's.

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.

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YDanasmithdutra HiblerDana CatsChocolates DemopJ Note the FBI alert for San Antonio. MLB MLB_PLAYERS The 2020 season needs to be cancelled. Nobody needs to die or end up w/long term health complications for profit or sport. Si deben estar en cuarentena, bien que lo hagan. Son gajes del oficio dentro de la pandemia que no discrimina cuando ataca.

Bill Clinton still free to infect young girls on Epstein Island. I figured ABC news will never mention the testimony from a witness in court documents, so I thought I would.... If I were a millionaire ballplayer, I would sit it out until the virus was better under control. We have so much data manipulation going on because of trump derangement syndrome. He mentions a drug useful with real evidence backing it up but instead of hurray it’s suppress it. Media makes it a joke google social media block info & suspend any user who mention it. Dr’s fired

Seems to me that MLB is not getting the message. 2021 Shut it down A group of nurses suspicious of the lab testing kits sent unopened unused kits & they came back positive. Arguing with the mask isn't just ridiculous ... it's crazy ... The 27 yr old Red Sox pitcher now has heart damage from his earlier COVID illness and will miss the season. This is why players should say no.

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St. Louis Cardinals' game postponed after positive coronavirus testsTwo St. Louis Cardinals players have tested positive for Covid-19, the team said Friday, forcing Major League Baseball to postpone Friday's game between the Cardinals and the host Milwaukee Brewers. With all the postponements, coupled with the empty stadiums, what exactly was the point of starting the season? 🧐. MLB MLBNetwork

Multiple number of St. Louis Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19; game Saturday postponedMultiple players, staff on the Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the postponement of Saturday's game against the Brewers. Give it up Multiple numbers = three players, three staff members. Too bad the millionaire narcissist can’t follow the protocols.

St. Louis Cardinals' game postponed after positive coronavirus testsTwo St. Louis Cardinals players have tested positive for Covid-19, the team said Friday, forcing Major League Baseball to postpone Friday's game between the Cardinals and the host Milwaukee Brewers. With all the postponements, coupled with the empty stadiums, what exactly was the point of starting the season? 🧐. MLB MLBNetwork

Multiple number of St. Louis Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19; game Saturday postponedMultiple players, staff on the Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the postponement of Saturday's game against the Brewers. Give it up Multiple numbers = three players, three staff members. Too bad the millionaire narcissist can’t follow the protocols.

More Cardinals Test Positive For Covid-19, Saturday’s Game PostponedMLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told the MLB Players Association on Friday that if players don't do a better job managing outbreaks, the season would be canceled. Most of them will have COVID-19 in 60-days if play continues. That’s just the simple probability of it for any team once a couple of players start the ball rolling. Hope it gets stopped soon.