Aug 1, 2020 - Sports

Cardinals-Brewers game postponed again

Daniel Ponce de Leon delivering a pitch on July 29 against the Minnesota Twins.

Daniel Ponce de Leon delivering a pitch on July 29 against the Minnesota Twins. Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Saturday's Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee was postponed for a second day in a row after one St. Louis player and three team staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, the New York Times and Washington Post report.

Why it matters: So far, its Major League Baseball's 16th postponement of its 2020 season and adds to existing doubts that the season can continue amid the pandemic.

The state of play: The St. Louis Cardinals announced that at least two players tested positive for the virus, requiring the delay of the Cardinals-Brewers scheduled for Friday night.

  • The team tested its players prior to the Cardinals-Twins game on July 29 in Minneapolis.

The big picture: The Cardinals are the second team to experience an outbreak less than two weeks into the 2020 season.

  • The Miami Marlins have had 20 people, including 18 players, test positive since last Sunday, forcing a pause on its season, CBS Sports reports.

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