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Over A Dozen Miami Marlins Test Positive For COVID-19 After Phillies Game

Written by on July 28, 2020

Just as the MLB season was set to begin, a wave of COVID-19 cases has threatened to put an end to it.

The Miami Marlins have reported at least 14 cases of coronavirus after playing three games in Philadelphia this weekend. Nobody knows how the players contracted the disease, but they had played some exhibition games in Atlanta before the start of the season in Philadelphia.

Before teams started to travel, there were only 29 players and staff members who tested positive through the entire league since the season began, but the true test was to come when teams started traveling.

The MLB hasn’t decided to cancel the season yet, but it will be forced to cancel games if there’s the slightest chance of an outbreak.

Reports say that three players on the Marlins had tested positive for COVID-19 but the team still played against the Phillies that night.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi released a statement, saying:

“We sent a text out to our players and made sure that they knew what was going on. We’re constantly reminding the guys. I mean, you have to be safe. You can’t really have a lot of contact with other people because you put everybody in danger.”

USA Today

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