The St. Louis Cardinals had more positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday, although the exact number is still uncertain, per multiple reports.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, someone from the team referred to the results from the latest round of testing as “not good,” raising questions on what is to come next for the Cardinals and MLB as a whole.
The Cardinals’ weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park was postponed this weekend, including a doubleheader scheduled on Sunday that would have made up the first two games.
The team first reported a pair of positive test on Friday and four more members of the team’s traveling party tested positive on Saturday. There were, however, several inconclusive results from Saturday’s testing and players on Sunday were reportedly tested twice.
The Cardinals are scheduled to head to Detroit to play the Tigers on Tuesday in what has been adjusted to a four-game series – with a doubleheader on Wednesday – in order to make up for the lost games this weekend.
As of Sunday afternoon, that series is still scheduled to begin on Tuesday, although everything in baseball is fluid.
MLB has spent much of the last week juggling schedules after an outbreak occurred on the Miami Marlins – which had 17 positive cases – and impacted the schedules of the Phillies, Orioles, Yankees and Nationals.
While the Phillies appeared to avoid any outbreak on their team after playing the Marlins, the Cardinals and Brewers never took the field after learning of the positive tests, eliminating any threat of passing the virus to the Brewers or forcing Milwaukee to make any further changes to its schedule.