MLB COVID-19 Update: Good News for Phillies, Marlins


Major League Baseball appears to finally have gotten some good news with its COVID-19 situation regarding the Marlins and Phillies.

Per multiple reports, the Marlins players who have remained quarantined in Philadelphia did not produce any positive COVID-19 tests for the second consecutive day.

The Phillies also announced that they had no personnel test positive following zero positive tests on Friday and would work out at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday and resume games Monday against the Yankees for what will be a four-game home-and-home series that was originally scheduled last week.

As of Sunday morning, there was no new update for the Cardinals in terms of test results. Their doubleheader against the Brewers was called off on Saturday.

The Marlins have had 17 positive cases among players and staff, leading to their season to be temporarily paused. The Phillies, who played the Marlins last weekend, appeared to have avoided an outbreak on their team but also did not play any games this week out of extreme caution in addition to three positive tests within the organization.

However, MLB believes two of the three were false positives.

While the Phillies will resume games on Monday, it appears as if the Marlins will head to Baltimore and resume its season on Tuesday against the Orioles for a three-day, four-game series that will contain a doubleheader.

The Cardinals, who have had four confirmed positives – including three players – are currently scheduled to resume play on Tuesday with a four-game series against the Tigers in Detroit with a doubleheader on Wednesday.

In a statement released by MLB on Saturday, the league said it will continue to follow a conservative approach to positive tests.

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