By Rob Rains
The Cardinals game on Friday in Milwaukee was postponed after two players on the Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19.
Major League Baseball confirmed the positive tests, which were the result of tests conducted on Wednesday in Minneapolis. The names of the players have not been released.
As of Friday morning, MLB said the game scheduled for Saturday is still scheduled to be played. The teams also will try to play a traditional doubleheader on Sunday to make up for Friday night’s postponement. The doubleheader will consist of two seven-inning games as a result of an agreement on Thursday between the owners and the player’s association.
The Cardinals have not commented on the situation.
After the testing on Wednesday, the Cardinals played the Twins on Wednesday night and then flew on a chartered plane to Milwaukee. The team had a scheduled day off on Thursday. The traveling party reportedly was tested again on Friday.
After learning of the positive tests, the Cardinals players and staff were instructed to isolate in the team’s hotel and did not go to the ballpark.
These are the first positive tests for the Cardinals since the intake testing at the start of summer camp in early July. There were four positive tests among players as a result of those tests, including Alex Reyes and Genesis Cabrera, both of whom are now working out at the team’s satellite camp in Springfield.
Several games around the major leagues have also been postponed this week as a result of multiple positive tests on the Marlins and Phillies.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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