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Cards Friday game postponed after 2 positive tests

July 31, 2020 01:57PM
Cards game postponed after 2 positive tests
By Anne Rogers @anne__rogers
2:53 PM CDT

After two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19, Major League Baseball announced that Friday’s Cardinals-Brewers game at Miller Park has been postponed until Sunday as part of a doubleheader.

Members of the Cardinals traveling party will not leave their hotel Friday and are undergoing additional rapid testing as well as contact tracing. The two positive results were from testing conducted Wednesday before the Cardinals’ game against the Twins in Minneapolis.

As of Friday, the Cardinals and Brewers plan to play at 6:10 p.m. CT on Saturday, with the doubleheader set to begin at 1:10 p.m. CT on Sunday. Both games on Sunday will be seven innings.

The Cardinals had an off day in Milwaukee on Thursday and did not work out at Miller Park, though some coaches and staff members did visit the stadium to do advance work. Brewers visiting clubhouse personnel were also being tested on Friday.

In a statement the club released Friday, the Cardinals said they learned late Thursday night that two players had tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately self-isolated in the hotel. The team did not release the players’ names because anyone who tests positive has to give their consent before being identified. The statement emphasizes that no members of the traveling party have left their hotel rooms Friday for Miller Park.

There are two people assigned within the Cardinals organization to conduct contact tracing if positive cases arise, including assistant general manager Moises Rodriguez. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak is with the team on the road trip and did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

MLB rescheduled National League and American League East games this week after a Marlins outbreak of positive COVID-19 tests. It appears the Phillies -- who played the Marlins last weekend -- won’t play again until Monday at the earliest, which would be an eight-day break between games, and the Marlins are hoping to resume play early next week as well. The Yankees and Orioles played each other this week instead of the Phillies and Marlins, respectively.

This is the Cardinals' first road trip of the 2020 regular season and they are scheduled to go to Detroit after this weekend’s games in Milwaukee for two games against the Tigers.



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