Orioles games in Miami postponed because of Covid-19 outbreak - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Rich Dubroff

Orioles games in Miami postponed because of Covid-19 outbreak

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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.”

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  1. CalsPals

    July 27, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Unfortunately probably the beginning of the end for this season…gotta be safe…go O’s…

  2. Birdman

    July 27, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Watched Chris Davis and DJ Stewart during yesterday’s game standing together against the railing in the dugout, watching the game and talking to each other, without masks, and no more than one foot apart. Its that kind of careless behavior that can result in one guy infecting half his team.

    • willmiranda

      July 27, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Nothing is so bad that a little guilt can’t make it worse.

    • OriolesNumber1Fan

      July 27, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      I saw that as well and was thinking that very same thing. Maybe CD hasn’t been taking his ADD meds or forgot to, one way or another he seems to be “not focused” on the protocol MLB set forth. Also, forgetting to run, thinking he hit his first homer, then forgetting how many outs and getting doubled off ending yet another rally. Hyde hopefully talks to him and gets to the bottom of this or benches him. Funny how just two wins in the first series of the year sets off so many. The biggest “downers” can be found right here on this site. Apparently they stopped bringing the rain and joined the parade. Or at least until the next Orioles loss. And then the sky will be falling again and the tears will be the beginning of the thunderstorms.

    • CalsPals

      July 27, 2020 at 8:31 pm

      He really can’t help it…go O’s…

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        July 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm

        No he can’t.

  3. Boog Robinson Robinson

    July 27, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    This was inevitable.

  4. Raveonjo

    July 27, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I guess it’s back to watching American Association baseball for me. Go Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. Stay safe.

  5. TxBirdFan

    July 27, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    What a shame if this foils the season. Especially so early. On the bright side at least the O’s would tie for season champs!

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      July 27, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Elias must be sweating bullets …. what does a winning percentage of 66 do to draft positioning?

    • CalsPals

      July 27, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      So much for “The Plan”…go O’s…

      • OriolesNumber1Fan

        July 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm

        Yeah, there it is! Yeah, you really can’t help it.

  6. Bancells Moustache

    July 27, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    It’s not “foiling the season”. 12 of some of the healthiest people on Earth got an upper respiratory infection. Miami has a player pool. Philadelphia has a maintenance department for disinfecting locker rooms. Play ball.

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      July 27, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      I wish I could be so optimistic. But not with this. And football? Forget about it.

    • Birdman

      July 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      Its not quite that simple. Yes, as a group, professional athletes are at lower risk than older and less healthy folks. But there are recent studies indicating that even relatively young healthy persons who are infected with the virus, and seem to have recovered without severe illness, may still suffer serious long term heart damage. One example is Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox, who is currently dealing with heart issues as a result of his Covid-19 infection.


  7. Ekim

    July 27, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I haven’t heard the fat lady sing… but I can hear her in the wings… just sayin…

    • CalsPals

      July 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      Think she’s humming…go O’s…

  8. the blade

    July 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    what ever this season may bring GO O’s

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