Cornonavirus Outbreak Causes MLB to Suspend Games
It’s been less than a week and already Major League Baseball has a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on their hands.
Major League Baseball’s season is less than a week old, but one team has already experienced a coronavirus outbreak that will sideline a chunk of its roster and has caused a game to be canceled. The Miami Marlins, who had four players test positive during their opening series against the Philadelphia Phillies, had an additional eight players and two coaches test positive on Monday, less than 12 hours before they were supposed to play their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
That means the Marlins have had at least 14 individuals become infected over the last several days. In response to the outbreak, the Marlins game against the Orioles on Monday night will not be played, Baltimore GM Mike Elias confirmed.
The Yankees-Phillies game for tonight (Monday, 27Jun20) has now been “postponed”.
The Marlins’ home opener in Miami against Baltimore is also postponed.