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MLB postpones games over COVID-19 outbreak

Miguel Rojas of the Miami Marlins bats in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Associated Press/Photo by Chris Szagola

MLB postpones games over COVID-19 outbreak

The Miami Marlins are stranded in Philadelphia after 14 players and staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball postponed the Marlins’ games on Monday and Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles in Miami and the New York Yankees’ game in Philadelphia. The Yankees would have used the same clubhouse as the Marlins. MLB said the Marlins will remain self-quarantined while it conducts more testing.

Did the team suffer from the virus’s effects? The Marlins won 11-6 over the Phillies on Sunday night, but pitcher José Ureña and catcher Jorge Alfaro both missed the game for unspecified reasons. Shortstop Miguel Rojas said a few of the players were texting each other about health issues before the game. “We knew this could happen at some point,” he said. “We came to the ballpark ready to play.”

Dig deeper: Read Sharon Dierberger and Lynde Langdon’s analysis in Muse of the long road to the 2020 season.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a former WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate.


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