More Cards test positive; weekend series ppd.

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Saturday’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed after at least four more members of the Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN and multiple reports.

According to ESPN and multiple reports, the Cardinals have had one player and three staff members test positive for COVID-19. The team expects the complete results of saliva testing later Saturday, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred had told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport doesn’t do a better job of managing the coronavirus, it could shut down for the season, sources familiar with the conversation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. In text conversations with teammates Friday, MLBPA player representatives also warned about the threat to the season, according to Passan.

Friday’s series opener was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the coronavirus. The game was moved to be part of a doubleheader Sunday — the first set of seven-inning games under an agreement announced by Major League Baseball on Friday.

After learning of the first two positive cases Thursday night, the Cardinals said that they instructed all players and staff to self-isolate in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee until further notice.

The Cardinals’ positives represented the first positive tests for baseball outside of the East Coast since the regular season started last week.

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