Rob Manfred: Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak not a 'nightmare situation'

Rob Manfred: Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak not a 'nightmare situation'

Rob Manfred: Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak not a 'nightmare situation'

According to published reports, members of the Marlins knew Saturday that four players had tested positive, but the team never considered asking for the game to be postponed.

The fact that the Marlins have been isolated and that their members are being treated before returning to the field likewise represents a step to answering one of the uncertainties that loomed over a restart, chiefly: What would happen if players tested positive on the road? The person declined to be identified because the results had not been publicly released. In addition to the tests, players have their temperature taken at least twice daily.

Manfred said the soonest the Marlins could resume their schedule is Wednesday, when they are set to play in Baltimore.

Before it was postponed, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Washington Nationals had voted not to go to Miami to play in their scheduled series this weekend. Additional MLB rescheduling during the week of August 3 will be announced later this week.

It seems that this was inevitable that there would be an outbreak among teams, but it is very discouraging for the league for it to come this early.

"All of our players, coaches and staff are, understandably, having a hard time enduring this experience", Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said in a statement. "I was like, "We're moving too fast, '" Dr. Santella, who teaches at Hofstra University, said in a telephone interview with the New York Post yesterday". Even if the Phillies continue not to have any positive tests, they wouldn't put themselves in a situation that could potentially risk their health, would they?

Major League Baseball hoped its health and safety protocols, along with responsible behavior by players away from the park, would be enough to prevent an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in a major league clubhouse this season. Instead, the Marlins chose to remain in Philadelphia.

The Marlins opened their season on Thursday in Philadelphia, this after four players tested positive and were left behind.

Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed some of these concerns during an interview with Tom Verducci on MLB Network. That's why we have the expanded rosters. Specifically, a provision that would shield health care industry executives from lawsuits related to coronavirus, should their business decisions result in injuries or deaths of health care workers and patients. "But I don't see it as a nightmare". He said there are factors that would force Major League Baseball to alter plans. "We think we can keep people safe and continue to play". Same thing with respect to league-wide. The 2020 season was already unusual in the extreme, and it's going to get even more absurd if it can get to a completion.

Speaking to "Good Morning America" on Tuesday morning, Fauci explained why Major League Baseball shouldn't end the season right away. Baseball, Ari, is not playing in a protective bubble like the National Basketball Association, like men's and women's pro soccer.

Manfred was asked what it would take to shut down the league - at least for a short period of time.

And how many teammates did they infect? We're just not there yet.

"I think, honestly, I'm handling things day-to-day", Hyde said. Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters.

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