Marlins busing infected players from Philadelphia to Miami

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It said the postponement in Milwaukee is "consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted".

"We knew from the beginning, before we even started the season, that there was a chance that we may have some positive tests over the course of the season and that we may have to postpone certain games", Marinak said.

"A team losing a number of players that rendered it completely non-competitive would be an issue that we would have to address and have to think about making a change".

Many industry analysts believe that the Major League Baseball should focus on its contact tracing program.

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UPDATE (11:32 a.m.): Major League Baseball announced Friday's Cardinals-Brewers game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, but that Saturday's game remains "as scheduled". But with that being said, the health and safety of the players and staff has to be the top priority.

The Cardinals played Wednesday in Minnesota, so it's possible the Twins could join the list in the near future.

The Orioles, who were scheduled to host the Marlins in a two-game series starting Wednesday, instead will host the New York Yankees for games Wednesday and Thursday. Cleveland planned to hold a team meeting early in the afternoon to discuss the situation.

However, another problem seems to loom over the Miami Marlins as Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said that they need to finish the 14-day quarantine before they can return home.

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The Marlins are still in Philadelphia, and the infected personnel will stay there, per MLB's safety protocols . Manager Dave Martinez said only one player did not raise his hand to say he was uncomfortable going to Miami.


The Miami Marlins' had one more positive COVID-19 test, a source confirmed Friday, bringing the team's total to 20 overall (18 players) among their almost 60-person traveling party that remains quarantined in Philadelphia. The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made, said none of the Marlins has shown serious symptoms. ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports the Marlins have begun the process of moving the infected players back to Miami.

There's a unusual, cold logic to that: because MLB's plan had no mechanism to prevent players and staff from circulating in the same cities where the pandemic is uncontrolled, all while travelling between them, there was bound to be positive cases among those players.

Officials were concerned that the latest Marlins positive test result came five days after the team was last together, when the Marlins beat Philadelphia.

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