Just Days Into Season, MLB Postpones Two Games Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Members of the Miami Marlins rejoice a win with teammates in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. The Marlins sport on Monday has been postponed. Chris Szagola/AP conceal caption

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Members of the Miami Marlins rejoice a win with teammates in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. The Marlins sport on Monday has been postponed.

Chris Szagola/AP

Major League Baseball has postponed two Monday video games over fears of a coronavirus flare-up.

The Miami Marlins had been scheduled to play their house opener in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles. The Marlins performed their first three 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 additionally been postponed.

At least eight players and two coaches from the Marlins have examined constructive for COVID-19, in keeping with a report from ESPN.

The MLB says Marlins gamers and workers will keep in Pennsylvania and self-quarantine whereas the league conducts further COVID-19 testing.

No new dates have been introduced for both sport.

The determination comes simply days after the primary pitch of Major League Baseball’s shortened and heavily-modified 2020 season.

Even earlier than the common season began, it was clear the coronavirus would have an effect on the league, as participant and workers throughout the nation tested positive for COVID-19. Last month, the league closed all of its spring coaching amenities for intensive cleansing after a flurry of positive tests.

The starting of the common season additionally marked an increase in risk for groups as they start to journey for video games, as NPR’s Tom Goldman has reported.

The league has said that as of Thursday, 84 gamers and 15 workers members have examined constructive within the final month.

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