Report: Marlins remain in Philadelphia, home opener against Orioles canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak

By Jesse Reed
Jul 10, 2020; Miami, Florida, United States; A general view prior to a simulated game at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins are stuck in Philadelphia and will not fly home to face the Baltimore Orioles for their home opener Monday night, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Marlins dealing with widespread COVID-19 outbreak

This news comes on the heels of an ongoing development that broke Sunday. The team is currently dealing with an outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases, with at least four players testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

Miami was scheduled to fly home Sunday after its game but remained in Philadelphia overnight. Then, on Monday morning, concerns that more players may end up testing positive began brewing.

Now long afterward, those fears were realized. Jeff Passan of ESPN shared the dire news that eight more players and two coaches have tested positive.

The writing was on the wall that the team’s home opener against Baltimore Monday would be canceled when it was announced that the Marlins’ charter flight home was canceled.

Just days into the 2020 MLB season, and it appears the league is in danger of failing to finish it.