Tigers 'Highly Unlikely' To Play Tuesday's Game Against Cardinals


The Tigers-Cardinals game scheduled for Monday has already been postponed, and now Tuesday's game likely will be, too. 

St. Louis has had multiple players and staff members test positive for COVID-19 in the last few days. 

Per Ken Rosenthal, it's "highly unlikely" the two teams will take the field Tuesday night at Comerica Park. 

No announcement yet from MLB on Cardinals’ COVID-19 test results, but Tigers were told tomorrow night’s scheduled game at Comerica Park is “highly unlikely” to be played, a source tells The Athletic. Teams also scheduled for doubleheader Wednesday and afternoon game Thursday.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 3, 2020

Tuesday's game is scheduled for 6:10 p.m., followed by a double-header Wednesday and the series finale Thursday. The four-game set was originally scheduled to be a home-and-home split, but Major League Baseball moved all four games to Detroit in light of the Cardinals' situation to limit the travel. 

St. Louis reportedly had six positive tests in its traveling party over the weekend, which caused the postponement of their series against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

While postponements pile up across MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred said Sunday he will not 'quit on the season. 

"We’re just going to go on doing what they tell us to do and try to stay healthy here and play the games that are put in front of us," said Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire. "As far as the commissioner, he has to speak all the time about a lot of different things. We listen to it and then move forward and try to do the best we can to keep our team healthy.

"That’s where we’re at. We’re going to play what they ask to play.”

Detroit is 5-5 through its first 10 games of this 60-game season.