The Orioles’ scheduled game on Monday and Tuesday night with the Marlins in Miami have been postponed because of an outbreak of Covid-19 on the Marlins.
According to the Miami Herald, 11 of the 33 players on the Marlins have tested positive. Two coaches have also reportedly tested positive.
Miami, which completed a series in Philadelphia on Sunday, stayed there overnight after they found out before the game that three players had tested positive for Covid-19.
The Orioles were scheduled to play games against the Marlins on Monday and Tuesday nights in Miami and Wednesday and Thursday nights at Camden Yards.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said on MLB Network that it was possible the Orioles and Marlins could play on Wednesday night.
“We’re doing some additional testing,” Manfred said. “If the testing results are acceptable, the Marlins will resume play on Wednesday in Baltimore against the Orioles.”
The Orioles were scheduled to fly home on Monday night.
The Phillies’ scheduled game against the New York Yankees on Monday night also was postponed because of the outbreak and the fear of the virus spreading.
The Orioles flew from Boston to Miami after their opening series this weekend. Baltimore won two of the three games.
Major League Baseball issued a statement on Monday’s postponement:
“Tonight’s scheduled games between the Miami Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles at Marlins Park and the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park have been postponed while Major League Baseball conducts additional Covid-19 testing.
“The members of the Marlins’ traveling party are self-quarantining in place while awaiting the outcome of those results. Major League Baseball has been coordinating with the Major League Baseball Players Association; the Marlins; the Orioles; the Marlins’ weekend opponent, the Phillies; and club medical staffs, and will continue to provide updates as appropriate.”