Cardinals vs. Tigers series postponed after 13 positive COVID-19 tests


NEW YORK – Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, which has led Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game streak to Detroit.

The series was to be played at Comerica Park from Tuesday to Thursday.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that five of those who tested positive did not show any symptoms. Mozeliak said the others did – headache, cough, sniffling, mild fever.

Saint-Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where last weekend’s Cardinals series was postponed. The team is tested daily.

St. Louis last played on July 29 in Minnesota and is expected to resume its program this Friday at home against the Chicago Cubs.

The Cardinals are the second team sidelined by the novel coronavirus since the season began on July 23.

The Miami Marlins are expected to resume play Tuesday in Baltimore following an outbreak in their travel squad that sidelined half the players. Miami hasn’t played since July 26.

Because the outbreak occurred at the Citizens Bank Park clubhouse, the Phillies were sidelined for a week while being tested daily.

In another virus development, Field of Dreams play in Iowa was postponed until 2021. Play at a new stadium on the cornfield adjacent to the 1989 film site was scheduled for August 13 in Dyersville.

The Chicago White Sox were originally intended to host the New York Yankees, who were replaced by St. Louis due to the new MLB schedule. The White Sox will be one of the teams next year, the opponent undetermined.


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