Twelve Marlin players and two coaches have tested positive for COVID.
The Marlins just played three games in Philadelphia. The Yankees are scheduled to play in Philadelphia tonight and use the same clubhouse the Marlins just vacated. The Phillies just shared a field with the Marlins. The Phillies and Yankees are supposed to play in New York Wednesday. This is how an outbreak is seeded.
It was wonderful to watch baseball this weekend, but health comes first. MLB tried to pull off a season outside of a bubble, but with the country on fire with COVID it has proven to be impossible. Let’s hope all of the Marlin players and coaches recover and baseball does the responsible thing and stops trying to play.
UPDATE Bob Klapisch tweets that the belief is the Marlins were infected when they went to Atlanta last week If true, that means Atlanta, which played the Mets this weekend should be tested and the Mets should be too. As unbelievable as it sounds, Atlanta actually left two of their catchers home this weekend because they had COVID-like symptoms, but tested negative. MLB is only postponing games involving Florida and Philly, affecting the Yankees and Orioles, but letting the Red Sox play the Mets tonight and the Rays play Atlanta seems reckless at best.