The Louis Cardinals have had two players tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon game at the Milwukee Brewers, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
MLB’s quick decision to postpone Friday’s match, which was scheduled for 2:10 pm ET, comes after the explosion inside the Miami Marlins, who have had 20 positive tests – 18 from players – over the past eight days.
Baseball rapper Craig Mish was the first to report that two players for the Cardinals have tested positive.
A source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers that if what was happening to the Cardinals had happened before the Marlins blast, Friday’s game at Miller Park would still be played.
The Cardinals last played the twins in Minnesota on Wednesday night.
That brings the number of teams being held out of action on Friday to six. The Brewers and Cardinals will join the Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays as teams affected by the positive test scores.
The Cardinals’ positives represent the first positive tests the sport has seen off the East Coast since the regular season started last week.