Blue Jays manager says weekend series against Phillies is postponed

Blue Jays manager says weekend series against Phillies is postponed

Blue Jays manager says weekend series against Phillies is postponed

A source confirmed the Marlins plan to bus players who tested positive back to South Florida with approval of Major League Baseball health officials. They were scheduled to resume play on Saturday against Toronto.

Rosenthal said the team anticipated this player would test positive based on contact tracing.

Following a phone call Tuesday between baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and NY team president Randy Levine, the Yankees bused to Baltimore for a two-game series against the Orioles rather than go home to await weekend home games versus Boston. He also reports Milwaukee has "not had any contact" with the Cardinals, who are "getting tested again today". However, data and odds show they will also inevitably have positive tests. "The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities".

The Marlins and Phillies, who faced each other last weekend at Citizens Bank Park and played their series finale Sunday despite the Marlins having three positive test results surface hours before first pitch, lead the way with seven lost games to this point. Milwaukee was the second stop of the Cardinals' current road trip after playing in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This brings the number of teams being held out of action on Friday to six.

Nationals manager Dave Martinez joked that his team's upcoming four-day layoff - Monday already was a scheduled off day, so the World Series champions don't play next until Tuesday against the visiting New York Mets - is like a "mini All-Star break".

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the test results were not announced. It really doesn't matter if Miami Marlins or Philadelphia Phillies games are erased from the schedule in terms of business integrity.

But as much as there is a grim comedy in watching a bad Marlins team try to muddle its way through an outbreak, the situation with the Phillies must have even Manfred reconsidering his opinion on nightmares. It's uncertain when or where they will next play.

When the Marlins story exploded on Monday, it seemed wild that Major League Baseball would suggest a team so crippled by COVID tests could carry on from a competitive sense. The last twinbill in Milwaukee was September 23, 2000 against the Pirates at Milwaukee County Stadium.

The Brewers have never hosted a doubleheader at Miller Park, which has a retractable roof.

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