Marlins’ dwelling opener canceled amid coronavirus outbreak amongst gamers, coaches

The Miami Marlins have canceled their season opener towards the Baltimore Orioles on Monday after greater than a dozen gamers and coaches examined constructive for COVID-19 in latest days, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The choice comes after the crew postponed their flight dwelling from Philadelphia on Sunday amid fears of a rising COVID-19 outbreak contained in the group, in response to The Associated Press.

The variety of Miami gamers and coaches who’ve examined constructive for the virus is now at 11, Passan studies.

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From the AP:

“Supervisor Don Mattingly mentioned the Marlins determined to attend till Monday to go away Philadelphia, and so they deliberate to reach in Miami hours earlier than their dwelling opener towards Baltimore. The journey could be made whereas a number of gamers stay in Philadelphia.”

4 Marlins gamers examined constructive for COVID-19 whereas in Philadelphia, in response to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman

ESPN speculates that the gamers may need been contaminated whereas they had been in Atlanta:

“It is doable that the infections occurred Wednesday on the crew’s journey to and from Atlanta, the place the Marlins performed the Braves in an exhibition sport. Since leaving Atlanta — after a flight delay — the Marlins have been in Philadelphia all weekend for the crew’s opening sequence.”

The Marlins occupied the Phillies guests’ clubhouse over the weekend — and the New York Yankees are scheduled to occupy it subsequent, as they open a two-game sequence towards Philadelphia on Monday.

UPDATE: Philadelphia’s sport towards New York on Monday has been postponed, per The Athletic​’s Ken Rosenthal.

As of Sunday afternoon, there have been greater than 4.2 million confirmed instances of the coronavirus in america, in response to The New York Times.