The St. Louis Cardinals have not played a game since all the way back on July 29 after multiple members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19.
It’s the continuation of some major virus-related issues surrounding Major League Baseball about two weeks since the truncated 2020 season started. We now have some more bad news on this front.
Cardinals-Cubs game slated for Friday postponed after more positive COVID-19 test results
The likes of future Hall of Fame catcher Yadier Molina were among those placed on the COVID-19 injured list earlier this week. It now appears that the outbreak of the virus is not limited to the 13 individuals who previously tested positive. It remains to be seen what this means for the remainder of the Cardinals-Cubs series. However, it’s not great news.
Miami Marlins situation paints a bleak picture
Miami was forced from action for over a week after an outbreak of the virus within the organization during the first weekend of action. Over half of the Marlins’ roster tested positive for COVID-19.
This creates a logistical nightmare for Major League Baseball. The Marlins are now slated to play 27 games over the final 23 days of the season, including four doubleheaders during a 10-day span. As for the Cardinals, they were already looking at playing 55 games over the final 52 days of the season. That can now be thrown out the window.
Update: One additional Cardinals player tested positive. More tests will be conducted before a decision is made on the remainder of the weekend.