SJ - July 28, 2020
The latest round of testing of Miami Marlins players revealed that there were four more players who have contracted COVID-19. That brings the number of players and coaches to 17.
After Monday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles was postponed, the new cases has reportedly put their season on hold. Marlins podcaster Craig Mish tweeted out that their season has been "paused."
The latest round of testing from the Miami Marlins found four new coronavirus positives, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. That brings the total over the last five days to 17. @Ken_Rosenthal first reported the newest COVID-19 cases.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2020
The Miami Marlins 2020 season at least temporarily, has been paused. This will allow the team to continue to monitor health and safety of players.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 28, 2020
This is definitely not great news, but at least the outbreak is contained, so far, to just the shitty Marlins. Hopefully they're all able to make a full recovery and resume their season. But thank God none of the teams that matter have been hit with an outbreak.
Knowing what we know about the Marlins organization, minus Derek Jeter of course, I would guess that somebody didn't follow the protocols and ended up catching the COVID doing something they weren't supposed to. Just a guess.