For now, Friday’s game at Milwaukee’s Miller Park – which would be the Brewers’ home opening for the season – has been revised as part of a double striker for Sunday.
This is “in line with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracking,” MLB said Friday.
“We support Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home as soon as conditions allow for safety,”; said David Stearns, Brewers general manager and operations president, on Friday. of baseball.
“The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities,” Stearns said.
Marlins and Phillies have also had positive evidence
Delays related to the coronavirus began after Miami Marlins members landed with Covid-19 earlier this month.
After Miami opened the season against the Philadelphia Phillies last week, some Marlins players tested positive. Despite the results, both teams agreed to play the third game of the series on July 26th.
As of Friday, 18 Marlins players and two coaches had tested positive, a source within the team told CNN on condition of anonymity.
The Phillies have also seen many of their games postponed. First, because they would have played the Marlins, the Philadelphia games with the New York Yankees this week were pushed out of care.
The shortened MLB season is being played without fans and features new rules, including banning high levels and saliva, to prevent the virus from spreading.
Infected Marlins have headed to Florida for more examination, the source says
The 20 Marlins players and staff who tested positive were traveling Friday on several sleeping buses in South Florida, where they will receive additional checking and testing, the source within the team told CNN.
Baseball League Peak health officials approved the move, the source said.
The Marlins have been isolated and quarantined at a team hotel in Philadelphia since their last game there July 26. Team members who did not test positive remained in Philadelphia on Friday.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this report.