St Louis Cardinals-Detroit Tigers postponed due to coronavirus outbreak


The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest team to suffer from a coronavirus outbreak, which has delayed their four-game streak in Detroit.”The Cardinals had 13 members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19 last week, including seven players and six staff,” the league said in a statement. “The club, which has been in quarantine since Thursday, will remain in Milwaukee and its staff will continue to be tested daily. The tentative plan is for the team to resume their regular schedule Friday against the Chicago Cubs in St. Louis. ”

After one player and three staff tested positive on Saturday, the Cardinals’ three-game weekend streak with Milwaukee was postponed.

The Cardinals’ series against Detroit was supposed to be a home game, but instead the Cardinals and Tigers were switched to have all four games in Detroit, with a double expected Wednesday.

“It’s hard to think of the future when you’re literally trying to get through the day,” Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said.

“We’re going to do everything we can to try to play. Morale here is good, all things considered, ”said Mozeliak. “I think people are tired of sitting in their rooms, but you have to put security first. ”

The Marlins were the first team with a widespread coronavirus outbreak. They haven’t played since July 26 but are now expected to resume on Tuesday.

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

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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