It is not known whether the new positive tests came from the Cardinals players. Baseball reporter Craig Mish first reported on the new cases.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport didn’t do a better job of managing the coronavirus, it could shut down for the season, Sources familiar with the conversation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. . In texting conversations with teammates on Friday, representatives for the MLBPA players also warned of the threat to the season, according to Passan.
Friday’s series opener was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the coronavirus. The game was moved to be part of a double schedule on Sunday – the first series of seven-inning games under a deal announced by Major League Baseball on Friday.
After learning of the first two positive cases on Thursday night, the Cardinals said they had asked all players and staff to self-isolate in their Milwaukee hotel room until further notice.
The Cardinals’ positive results represented the first positive tests for baseball outside the East Coast since the regular season began last week.