Miami Marlins face COVID-19 outbreak just 3 games into season

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The resumed MLB season is only one full series in and a coronavirus outbreak has already begun. On Monday morning, the Miami Marlins reported that 8 players and 2 coaches have tested positive for COVID-19. This brought the team’s total cases to 14 after four players tested positive on Sunday night.

The names have not yet been released of the 8 players and 2 coaches who tested positive for the virus. It’ll likely be released later today once the team produces an injury report. The four players that tested positive on Sunday were Jose Urena, Jorge Alfaro, Garrett Cooper, and Harold Ramirez.

Urena was the expected starter for Sunday afternoon’s game in Philadelphia but had to be scratched. Alfaro did not make the trip with the team because he tested positive before the team departure. However, Cooper and Ramirez both started on Friday and Saturday before testing positive.

The Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak has cancelled their home opener on Monday against Baltimore. It’s questionable if they will play any of the four-game series or possibly keep the team out until Friday when they host Washington. They were also forced to stay in Philadelphia overnight because the charter flight back to Miami was cancelled.

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While no members of the Philadelphia Phillies have tested positive recently, the team is just getting off of a series against the Marlins. The team’s game on Monday night at home against the Yankees has been postponed for safety reasons.

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