Cardinals have 0 positives in latest round of COVID-19 tests, per report


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 insider Jon Heyman Wednesday morning. By no means does this mean St. Louis has moved beyond its outbreak. 

But it's a good sign. 

Heard #StLCards latest rounds of testing went well. That is to say, no positives. Friday remains possible (though obvs not guaranteed)

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 12, 2020

The next game on St. Louis' schedule is Friday in Chicago to face the White Sox, but it's no guarantee that game will still happen. 

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.

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