Marlins DELAYED Amid Fears Of Coronavirus Outbreak Within Team!
The Miami Marlins have delayed their return home amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak within the MLB team. Read on…
CelebNSports247.com reports on Sunday it was announced that 4 Marlin players tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Miami claimed a 2-1 series win away to the Philadelphia Phillies following Sunday’s 11-6 victory at Citizens Bank Park.
But now the Marlins are grounded and have postponed their post-game trip back to Miami following reports of positive COVID-19 tests.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly, whose team will fly out to Miami on Monday.
The guys that tested positive are quarantined here in Philly.
The 2020 MLB season finally got underway on July 23, having initially been scheduled to start in March prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Is it too soon to get back to sports?
Marlins starter Jose Urena was scratched just hours before the game without reason was reportedly contracted coronavirus, along with three team-mates.
We were more comfortable flying as a group later. We’re talking about these guys traveling back home to their families and their kids, and it’s the reason we want to be safe. It’s fair to say guys are concerned about things. They want how they’re feeling about the situation to be heard. I think it’s fair. We’re talking about health.
Due to the coronavirus-enforced break and crisis, the campaign will only consist of 60 regular-season games and an expanded postseason.
Cincinnati Reds Also Reporting Players with COVID-19:
Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Reds placed Mike Moustakas on the injured list after the three-time All-Star felt sick prior to Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Moustakas team-mate Matt Davidson returned a positive test on Saturday.
Reds manager David Bell said:
He woke up not feeling well. That’s all we know at this point, so we’re hopeful that it’s nothing. As you can imagine, we’re just very hopeful that it’s nothing and he’ll be back … Just to be really cautious. Hopefully, we’re just being overly cautious. That’s what we have to do, and that’s part of being a great team-mate at this point, is if there is any doubt, we have to stay home.