ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It's now two days of no positive tests in a row for the St. Louis Cardinals, according to a report by Radio.com insider Jon Heyman Wednesday morning. By no means does this mean St. Louis has moved beyond its outbreak.
According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, Major League Baseball hope for St. Louis to have three days in a row of zero positive tests before returning to the field, and then they'd likely need multiple team workouts before returning to game action.
With the postponement of Thursday's doubleheader, St. Louis has missed 15 games – that's more than half of the 29 total MLB games that have been postponed. The next highest total for an MLB team is Miami and Philadelphia, who each have had seven postponements. In order to complete the 60-game schedule in this shortened season, the Cardinals will have to play 55 games in 45 days once they return to the field.
The Cardinals players who have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far, as released by the team, are catcher Yadier Molina, infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa, and Rangel Ravelo, outfielders Lane Thomas and Austin Dean, and pitchers Ryan Helsley, Junior Fernández and Kodi Whitley.
The Cardinals have not played a game since July 30.