EL CENTRO — Just four days into the 2020 modified Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season, two games scheduled for Monday, July 27, have already been called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak that was unearthed Sunday, July 26.
The New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles vs. Miami Marlin match ups were postponed until further notice.
As per MLB sources, several players, and coaches (14 in total) of the Miami Marlins recently tested positive for coronavirus and have opted to cancel their home-opener as a precautionary measure.
Over the weekend, the Marlins played a three-game series versus the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the Miami player occupied the visiting clubhouse all weekend long.
In a statement released by the league members of the Marlins’ traveling party, they are self-quarantining in place while awaiting the outcomes of their results. MLB has been cooperating with the Major League Baseball Players’ Association (MLBPA), the Marlins weekend opponents, the Phillies, and club medical staff, and will continue to provide updates as appropriate.
In an abundance of caution, and to avoid surface transmission, the Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park was postponed. The Marlins game was postponed due to their in-club COVID-19 flair up and to prevent further potential player spread.