Here we go again. According to Jon Heyman, members of the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the postponement of today’s game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals are currently isolating in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee. These are the first positive tests in the MLB outside of the East Coast. ESPN has confirmed the report:
Positive coronavirus tests with the St. Louis Cardinals have postponed their game against the Milwaukee Brewers, a source tells ESPN, confirming the @jonheyman report. Unclear how many, but to this point positives had been limited to teams in the East. Now in the Central, too.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2020
So far, 19 members of the Miami Marlins have tested positive for the virus, along with two people in the Philadelphia Phillies franchise (one member of the coaching staff and a member of the clubhouse staff). Six teams are out of action today due to fallout from positive tests: the Cardinals, the Brewers, the Marlins, the Phillies, the Nationals, and the Blue Jays. The Cardinals had just come from a two-game series in Minnesota, so the Twins could be affected as well.
Bubble or bust, it seems.