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Brewers vs. Cardinals postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests

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Members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals game Friday has been postponed due to two positive COVID-19 tests, the MLB has announced.

“The rescheduling as a result of two positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals’ organization is consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted,” MLB said in a statement.

The game, which was scheduled to be played in Milwaukee as the Brewers’ home opener, has been rescheduled as a part of a double-header on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. ET. Saturday’s game between the two clubs will remain as scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

“We are supportive of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions safely allow. The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said in a team release.

This is just the latest postponement in baseball after the upcoming series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies was postponed on Thursday after the Phillies reported two of their staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier this week, the Miami Marlins – who last played the Phillies – announced the team was quarantining after receiving positive test results. As of Thursday, 17 Marlins players and two members of its coaching staff had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

The MLB temporarily postponed the Marlins’ season through Sunday due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sportsnet

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