Cardinals Still Dealing with Outbreak
The Miami Marlins were the first Major League team to be struck by the coronavirus pandemic, and now the St. Louis Cardinals are going through the same thing.
Major League Baseball announced that their upcoming four-game series against the Detroit Tigers had been canceled on Monday.
There have now been 13 members of the Cardinals organization to test positive for COVID-19 since Friday. Seven players have tested positive, and six staff members have joined them.
The entire traveling party has been in quarantine since last Thursday in Milwaukee and will remain there for a few more days. The league continues to test each member of the organization daily to stop the spread.
Major League Baseball is hoping that the Cardinals can resume their season on Friday when they host the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have now had a total of seven games postponed because of the outbreak.
Eight of those in the organization are showing symptoms of COVID-19, but they are mild. The other five that have tested positive are asymptomatic, according to General Manager John Mozeliak.
All 13 members of the organization that have tested positive are all back home in St. Louis as they traveled by car to get there. The team has been isolated in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee since arriving on Thursday, but the hope is to go back to St. Louis as a team later this week.
There have been some reports that a few members of the team visited a casino recently, but Mozeliak stated that those rumors have yet to be proven factual. The league believes that this outbreak is contained in the Cardinals organization.
Major League Baseball has already dealt with a ton of postponements early in the season, and it’s unclear if teams will be forced to make up these games. MLB has announced that the winning percentage will decide all playoff races.
Field of Dreams Game Postponed
Major League Baseball has also decided to postpone the Field of Dreams game until 2021 due to the pandemic. The game was scheduled to take place on August 13 in Dyersville, Iowa, but logistical issues forced the league to cancel the game.
The Chicago White Sox were initially scheduled to take on the New York Yankees in this game, but the league was forced to select a new opponent when the new schedule was released. The St. Louis Cardinals were chosen to replace the New York Yankees, but the league does not feel comfortable playing the game.
A newly built ballpark now sits adjacent to the original site of the 1989 movie, and it was going to be a massive ticket in 2020. Fans were going to be unable to attend the game on August 13, but the hope is that this becomes a yearly tradition.
Major League Baseball has announced that the Chicago White Sox will be one of the two teams to compete in the game next season, but their opponent has not yet been announced. You can still place bets on games that are still running. Looking to bet from your mobile? Then check out our guide to mobile sports betting.
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