Saturday’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers was postponed following further positive tests among the cardinals, according to ESPN and several reports.
At least four other members of the Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN and several reports.
It is not known whether the new positive tests came from Cardinals players. Baseball reporter Craig Mish reported new cases for the first time.
Major League Baseball baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport doesn’t do a better job in managing coronavirus, it could shut down for the season, sources familiar with the conversation told Jeff. Passan of the ESPN. In text conversations with teammates on Friday, representatives of the MLBPA player also warned of the threat to the season, according to Passan.
The opening of the series on Friday was delayed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the coronavirus. The game was moved to be part of a Sunday doubleheader – the first seven-innings game series under an agreement announced Friday by Major League Baseball.
After learning of the first two positive cases Thursday evening, the Cardinals said they had instructed all players and staff to insulate themselves in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee until further notice.
The Cardinals’ positive aspects represented the first positive tests for baseball outside the East Coast since the regular season started last week.