Additional MLB Games Postponed as Two New Teams Test Positive for COVID-19

The Phillies-Blue Jays series has been postponed, as has tonight's Cardinals-Brewers game

From left, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, starting pitcher Dakota Hudson and pitching coach Mike Maddox make their way to the dugout after warming up before a Major League Baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals, on July 26, 2020, at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
The St. Louis Cardinals make their way to the dugout after warming up before the Pirates game on July 26.
Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It looks as though Major League Baseball is now facing a multi-division COVID-19 outbreak, as ESPN reports that the Cardinals-Brewers game scheduled for tonight (July 31) has been postponed due to positive coronavirus tests.

It’s unclear at the moment how many tested positive or who specifically has contracted the virus, but Jon Heyman reports that “Cardinals had positive tests, forcing postponement.”

The news of a potential NL Central outbreak comes after the Philadelphia Phillies saw their planned three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays postponed after two Phillies staff members tested positive. The Phillies players all tested negative, but the positive results from a coach and a home clubhouse staffer resulted in the series being scrapped as a precautionary measure.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the Philadelphia Phillies’ three-game weekend series with the Toronto Blue Jays, scheduled for Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd at Citizens Bank Park, has been postponed,” Major League Baseball said in a statement. “Major League Baseball will coordinate with health experts and the Major League Baseball Players Association in planning for the Phillies’ resumption of play, and will provide further scheduling updates as necessary.”

The Phillies, of course, played the Marlins last Sunday right before a whopping 17 members of the Marlins traveling party tested positive for the virus.

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