With 56 games to go and 55 days remaining in the regular season, the Philadelphia Phillies are facing an uphill battle after they were sidelined for a week following the Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak. The team took proper precautions throughout Summer Camp and into the season, but the few Marlins players who defied protocols caused a ripple effect that impacted the Phillies for the remainder of the season.
"Everyone is notified," Jeter said. "Major League Baseball is notified, the Phillies are notified, the Marlins are notified, and we went out and played the game. We followed what the rules and regulations that were in place. It's not like any organization independently decided to go out and play."
While the decision to play may have been collective, the decision to follow guidelines comes down to the individual players.
"We really have to be on the same page with this whole thing," said McCutchen. "As we can see, all it takes is one person to really make things difficult with this season."