MLB was certainly hoping that the outbreak that plagued the Miami Marlins was going to be a one-off situation and a cautionary tale for the rest of the league. The team saw more than half of it’s roster test positive for COVID-19 and as a result, they have only played three games this year. One would have hoped that the rest of the league would have saw that and then taken extra precautions to make sure that the 2020 season wasn’t threatened.
The St. Louis Cardinals have 13 people in the organization who have tested positive for COVID-19, a source confirms to ESPN. Seven of them are Cardinals players. First with the details: @markasaxon.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 3, 2020
There is a lot of conjecture out there surrounding the Cardinals’ positive cases and when there is both staff and players that have tested positive, there are a multitude of potential causes. However, there is already reporting out there that a couple of Cardinals players are known to have recently visited a casino and, well, you can understand why this has gone sideways.
The Cardinals series with the Brewers had already been postponed in anticipation of a significant number of positive test results and now it looks like their series against the Tigers and Cubs could be in jeopardy as well, although it seems like MLB’s tentative plan is to try and make the Cubs series happen. There is no official word yet as to who the Cardinals players are that tested positive and if that information is provided, we will update this story with that info.