Phillies, Marlins on track to play after latest round of negative tests

Ross Houston
August 4, 2020

Koronavirustartunnat continue to grow and matches have had to be postponed in the baseball MLB league, but the series commissioner Rob Manfred not going to interrupt through.

The Phillies announced Saturday morning that there were no new positive tests from Friday's round of COVID-19 testing.

The Phillies are scheduled to resume play against the Yankees in NY on Monday.

Trouble began with the Miami Marlins, who continued with a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies despite multiple players falling ill. There will be two games in the Bronx on August 3 and 4, followed by two games in Philadelphia on August 5 and 6.

The 18 players who tested positive on Friday bused back to South Florida, where they remain quarantined at a single location, according to a source.

"Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Official Baseball Rule 7.01 (a) ("Regulation Games"), a regulation game in both games of a doubleheader shall consist of seven innings, unless extended because of a tie score".

The latest scheduling disruption was the cancellation of Saturday night's game in Milwaukee between the Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals.

A COVID-19 outbreak infected 21 members of Miami's traveling party.

The Phillies have been able to work out only once since Sunday's game against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies reported no new positive test results for COVID-19 and will travel to NY to play the Yankees on Monday night, according to's Mark Feinsand.

There were 29 positive tests across MLB over the past week, the league announced Friday. The Orioles were meant to be off Thursday, but instead will have a day off Monday.

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