Main League Baseball’s coronavirus-delayed season hit a severe snag lower than per week after it started because it postponed video games scheduled for Monday in Miami and Philadelphia as a result of COVID-19 associated issues. The Miami Marlins, who opened […]
The Miami Marlins, who opened their season Friday in Philadelphia, have been scheduled to return house on Sunday forward of their scheduled Monday house opener however delay touring after plenty of their gamers examined optimistic for the virus.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been scheduled to host the New York Yankees on Monday however that sport additionally was postponed because the Marlins gamers have been lately of their stadium.
MLB mentioned in a information launch the video games have been postponed whereas it “conducts extra COVID-19 testing” and that members of the Marlins group touring celebration have been self-quarantining in place whereas the league awaits the outcomes. COVID-19 is the respiratory illness brought on by the novel coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic has performed havoc with skilled sports activities worldwide, delaying the beginning of seasons, forcing the cancellation or postponement of main occasions, pushing the Summer season Olympics again by a 12 months and resulting in main questions on well being dangers for athletes and others.
In accordance with an ESPN report, eight Miami gamers and two coaches examined optimistic after the newest spherical of testing on Sunday. That got here after 4 Marlins gamers obtained optimistic check outcomes through the group’s journey to Philadelphia.
Previous to their season opener, the Marlins have been in Atlanta final Tuesday and Wednesday for exhibition video games.
Not like the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation, which has assembled its groups in a restricted campus at Disney World in Florida, MLB groups are enjoying of their common stadiums and following a schedule designed to restrict journey.
In accordance with MLB’s operations guide for the coronavirus-delayed season, group members who check optimistic will need to have two adverse checks taken no less than 24 hours aside earlier than they’re allowed to return to group amenities.
MLB had initially deliberate to open its 162-game common season in late March however determined to postpone it due to the well being risk posed by the pandemic, finally choosing a condensed 60-game schedule that kicked off final Thursday.