Miami Marlins found out that a total of 14, who are players and coaches, tested positive to COVID-19 as of today, MLB official shared to USA TODAY.
Four players tested positive during a game with Philadelphia.
Positive players and coaches are not authorized to be named.
Yet, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman has identified catcher Jorge Alfaro, pitcher Jose Urena, and outfielders Garret Cooper and Harold Ramirez who tested positive over the weekends.
Additional eight players and two coaches tested positive on Monday, 12 hours before their home opener game with Baltimore Orioles, as per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
As a result, they have postponed their game against Orioles, MLB announced Monday.
Where Are The Marlins And Orioles?
Marlins canceled their charter flight from Philadelphia to Miami and stayed there as part of the quarantine protocol.
The Orioles seem to be in Miami.
Dwight Smith Jr., an outfielder, tweeted that the plane was departing on a Sunday night.
That is usual for the teams to arrive the night before the game.
Marlins CEO’s Statement
Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said, “The health of our players and staff has been and will continue to be our primary focus as we navigate through these unchartered waters.”
“After a successful Spring 2.0, we have now experienced challenges once we went on the road and left Miami.”
Jeter added that postponing the home opener was the correct decision to take a pause and examine the total situation.
He assured that another round of testing of players and staff have been conducted.
The results of those tests are to be expected today.
The team will provide additional information as long as it is readily available.
Phillies Vs Yankees
Meanwhile, the game between Yankees and Phillies was also postponed.
This is because Miami played at Citizens Bank Park and used the visiting clubhouse over the weekend.