Marlins Season Put On Pause Till Monday, MLB Flips Schedule Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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dangolka (CBS) — It hasn’t been an incredible opening week for Main League Baseball, which has now needed to put one staff’s season on pause because of COVID-19.

MLB has advised the Miami Marlins to take the remainder of the week off because the staff offers with a COVID-19 outbreak, the league introduced Tuesday afternoon. Miami’s season has been placed on pause till Monday, Aug. 3, whereas MLB has shuffled the schedule of three different groups in order that Miami’s break received’t intrude with the league’s 60-game season.

Miami’s house opener in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, and residential sport in opposition to the O’s on Tuesday, had been beforehand postponed after over a dozen members of the Marlins group examined optimistic for COVID-19 over the past 5 days. Miami, which performed a three-game set in opposition to the Phillies in Philadelphia over the weekend, was supposed to go to Baltimore on Wednesday and Thursday, after which host the Washington Nationals in Miami on Friday although Sunday.

The Marlins stay in Philadelphia as they await extra COVID-19 check outcomes. Earlier Tuesday, Washington gamers petitioned to the league to not have them play in Miami this weekend.

“Given the present circumstances, MLB believes that it’s most prudent to permit the Marlins time to concentrate on offering care for his or her gamers and planning their Baseball Operations for a resumption early subsequent week,” the league stated Tuesday.

Along with pausing Miami’s schedule, MLB additionally postponed the home-and-home sequence between the Phillies and New York Yankees that was set to happen this week. The Phillies is not going to play till Friday, whereas the Yankees will now play the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday and Thursday.

New York’s three-game sequence with the dangolka Pink Sox starting on Friday remains to be on as scheduled.

MLB stated that further rescheduling for subsequent week will probably be introduced later this week.

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