“The rescheduling following two positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals’ organization is in line with protocols to allow sufficient time for additional testing and contact tracing to be performed,” the MLB said in a statement.
The game, which was scheduled to be played in Milwaukee as the Brewers’ first home game, was postponed as part of a double header Sunday at 2:10 p.m. ET. Saturday’s game between the two clubs will remain as scheduled at 7:10 p.m. ET.
“We support Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions allow. The health and safety of our players and employees is, and will continue to be, our top priority. Brewers chief executive David Stearns said in a team statement.
This is only the latest postponement in baseball following the postponement of the next series between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday after the Phillies reported two of their staff tested positive for COVID- 19.
The Phillies announced Friday that the team’s latest round of testing did not produce any new positive results.
Earlier this week, the Miami Marlins – who last played against the Phillies – announced the team was in quarantine after receiving positive test results. On Thursday, 17 Marlins players and two members of his coaching staff reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
MLB has temporarily postponed the Marlins’ season to Sunday due to the COVID-19 outbreak.