Main League Baseball has postponed two Monday video video games over fears of a coronavirus flare-up.
The Miami Marlins had been scheduled to play their home opener in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles. The Marlins carried out their first three video video games of the season in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies, and a Phillies sport in opposition to the New York Yankees in Philadelphia has moreover been postponed.
Not less than eight players and two coaches from the Marlins have examined constructive for COVID-19, in step with a report from ESPN.
The MLB says Marlins avid gamers and employees will maintain in Pennsylvania and self-quarantine whereas the league conducts additional COVID-19 testing.
No new dates have been launched for each sport.
The willpower comes merely days after the first pitch of Main League Baseball's shortened and heavily-modified 2020 season.
Even sooner than the frequent season started, it was clear the coronavirus would affect the league, as participant and employees all through the nation tested positive for COVID-19. Final month, the league closed all of its spring teaching facilities for intensive cleaning after a flurry of positive tests.
The beginning of the frequent season moreover marked an increase in risk for teams as they begin to journey for video video games, as NPR's Tom Goldman has reported.
The league has said that as of Thursday, 84 avid gamers and 15 employees members have examined constructive throughout the remaining month.