MLB Postpones Two Games After Marlins’ Positive COVID-19 Test Number Grows

It took little time into the 2020 season for Major League Baseball to face the wrath of the coronavirus.

It was reported over the weekend that four members of the Miami Marlins had tested positive for COVID-19. That number nearly quadrupled by Monday morning, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Shortly after the news of the Marlins’ additional positive tests broke, MLB postponed Miami’s home opener against the Baltimore Orioles scheduled for Monday night at Marlins Park. The Marlins, as of Monday morning, remain in Philadelphia, where they played their first series of the season over the weekend.

The Phillies, meanwhile, were scheduled to open a two-game set at Citizens Bank Park against the New York Yankees on Monday. But the Yankees-Phillies series opener also has been postponed in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak among the Marlins.

MLB’s statement on the Orioles-Marlins and Yankees-Phillies postponements indicated the league currently has no plans to suspend the 2020 season.

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