St. Louis Cardinals hit with more positive COVID-19 tests as outbreak grows

St. Louis Cardinals
Apr 15, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; A cap rests on the dug out wall with the number 42 on the hat in honor of Major League Baseball s Jackie Robinson Day. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals have been quarantined in Milwaukee after six positive COVID-19 tests were discovered in the past two days. On Sunday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reported the Cardinals have more positives, but noted the exact number will not be known until Sunday night.

Jon Heyman of MLB Network shared that he’s heard there is “considerable concern” about more positive tests as well.

On Friday, it was discovered that two Cardinals players tested positive. On Saturday, news broke that three staffers and another player tested positive, bringing the total up to six.

Already dealing with an outbreak, it appears the coronavirus has continued to spread within St. Louis’ clubhouse.

MLB now has two significant COVID-19 outbreaks

With St. Louis now dealing with an outbreak, this means MLB has two teams from different divisions that have seen COVID-19 take over. The first, of course, was the Miami Marlins, who had 18 players and three staffers test positive for the coronavirus.

Miami is scheduled to resume its season on Tuesday, MLB announced.

But the big question remains: How much is too much before MLB has to cancel the season? Previously, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred warned players that another outbreak could result in the end of the campaign.

However, after the Cardinals’ outbreak was discovered, he and the owners went back on that idea and decided to forge ahead. What will happen next is anyone’s guess.