Cards-Brewers game off after St Louis positives

Ross Houston
July 31, 2020

ESPN's Jeff Passan confirmed the news, indicating that the Cardinals did have positive tests.

The Brewers and Cardinals were to open a three-game series at Miller Park in Milwaukee with an afternoon contest on Friday. The team had arrived in Milwaukee Wednesday night and had an off-day Thursday.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman first reported Friday's game was scratched, adding that sources told him several Redbirds have tested positive for COVID-19.

Unclear how severe the outbreak is or if any players contracted the virus. The organization did not confirm the reason for the postponement, only saying the "health and safety of our fans, players, employees and game-day staff is our top priority".

The statement continued, "In over 6,400 tests conducted since Friday, July 24th, there have been no new positives of on-field personnel from any of the other 29 Clubs".

The rest of the team will spend the weekend in isolation in Philadelphia, where the Marlins have been stranded since their outbreak began.

Major League Baseball has suspended the Miami Marlins' season through Sunday due to an outbreak on the team.

The Cardinals and Brewers will play a double-header on Sunday. On Thursday, MLB announced that such doubleheaders would be seven innings instead of nine.

The Cardinals played in Minnesota on Wednesday. Minnesota was scheduled to host the Indians again Friday night.

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