MLB officially postpones multiple games, changes schedule amid COVID-19 outbreak

MLB Opening Day logo during Giants-Rays game
Apr 5, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; The main scoreboard displays the Opening Day logo before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Tampa Bay Rays at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

MLB is trying its darnedest to keep the 2020 season alive amid the growing outbreak of COVID-19 within the league.

Earlier on Saturday, commissioner Rob Manfred indicated that the season will go on as planned despite threatening to put a halt to it the day before. We’re now seeing the league postpone multiple series and alter the schedule.

MLB postpones multiple games, changes schedule

The series between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies slated for next week has officially been postponed.

As you can see, Philadelphia will now play a four-game home-and-home set against the New York Yankees Monday-Thursday.

It was noted earlier that Saturday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to an outbreak of the virus within the Cardinals’ organization. For now, the plan is still to play a doubleheader on Sunday. Though, that’s clearly up in the air.

Philadelphia Phillies with false positive COVID-19 results

In what is some pretty good news, MLB announced on Saturday that multiple members of the Phillies had false-positive test results. It appears that their interaction with the Marlins last week did not impact the team.

Miami Marlins schedule

As for the Marlins, the plan is for them to play a “home” series against the Baltimore Orioles starting Tuesday.

This means that the Marlins will have gone more than a week without playing a game. During a truncated 60-game regular season, that’s a less-than-ideal scenario.

Another note from Saturday’s news dump includes an announcement that the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will play a doubleheader next Saturday.