Just a few days into the shortened MLB season, it appears COVID-19 might be causing some chaos for the league.
It was previously reported that four players with the Miami Marlins , including starting pitcher Jose Urena, were yanked from lineups this weekend, because of positive coronavirus tests.
One day after the Cincinnati Reds announced designed hitter Matt Davidson has coronavirus, two of his teammates were also scratched from lineups after not feeling well.
Both of those teams now play other teams starting today.
But, Marlins Manager Don Mattingly made the decision to stay in Philadelphia last night instead of flying back to Miami.
Sources say they are waiting on COVID-19 tests from other staff and players before they leave.
Mattingly told reporters Sunday night the team is going to have to be patient and adjustable. “We set ourselves up to deal with a lot.”
Update as of 9:15 am: It is now confirmed that 8 more players for the Marlins and 2 coaches have tested positive for the virus. That brings the total number to 14 all together for Miami.
Today’s home opener has also been postponed.