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St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game Series Postponed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak Within Team

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game Series Postponed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak Within Team

There has been another outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus within a baseball team, CNN reports.

Seven members of the baseball team, as well six staffers from the St. Louis Cardinals have all tested positive for the virus in the past week, just days ahead of of their game series against the Detroit Tigers.

The team is still being quarantined in Milwaukee, where they were set to play against the Brewers last week.

Major League Baseball announced that the series would be postponed because of the outbreak, which follows the outbreak within the Miami Marlins earlier this month.

ESPN also reported that Commissioner Rob Manfred phoned union leader Tony Clark in a phone call about the league and players doing a better job of following the protocols put in place. He also warned him that if not followed, he would shut down the shortened season.

The plan is to restart the Cardinals‘ season on Friday, August 7, against the Chicago Cubs. However, that is all based on the test results.

Protocols put in place for the shortened MLB season included banning high-fives and spitting, and keeping fans out of stadiums.

Teams, however, are still traveling to and from stadiums in an out of state, unlike their NHL, NBA and WNBA counterparts.

The St. Louis Cardinals most recently won the World Series in 2011.

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