ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox game on Friday has been postponed and will be made up on Saturday as a doubleheader in Chicago – six more doubleheaders have also been added to the Cardinals schedule. It comes as there's been some good news reported with no new positive tests among Cardinals players and staff within the last four days.
The schedule changes bring a daunting realization to life in the hope of playing anywhere close to 60 games this season: St. Louis has only two days off scheduled for the rest of the season.
The new schedule is as follows:
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak updated media on Thursday afternoon, announcing that one additional staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. However, the positive test happened over the weekend, Mozeliak says.
Mozeliak called this the start of a "second chance" for their season and expressed some confidence on getting back to playing games this weekend.
"This is very real and we're excited about that," Mozeliak says.
After the White Sox series, St. Louis will then move to Wrigley Field to play the Chicago Cubs in a five-game series with two doubleheaders, Mozeliak says.
All of the doubleheaders will be seven-inning games under MLB's new rules implemented as the season is conducted amid a pandemic.
MLB is expected to release an update of changes to the Cardinals schedule on Friday.