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Cardinals test positive for COVID-19 for third day in a row, per reports

/ by Tim Stebbins
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More Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports. The exact number is not yet known.

The Cardinals learned two players tested positive on Thursday, and on Friday their entire traveling party was tested using rapid COVID-19 tests and saliva samples. They learned Saturday a third player and one staff member tested positive.

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Four tests (one player, three staff members) from Friday came back inconclusive, and St. Louis said they expected further word on those results on Sunday.

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St. Louis' weekend series against the Brewers was postponed in wake of the positive tests.

The Cardinals' schedule will take them to Detroit for a series starting Tuesday, but when they actually play next depends on the scope of the outbreak. The Cubs and Cardinals are scheduled to play a three-game series in St. Louis this coming weekend.

The Phillies and Marlins haven't played in a week due to Miami's outbreak — at least 21 Marlins (18 players) have tested positive in the past week. Philadelphia will return to play against the Yankees on Monday in New York, while the Marlins are set to play Tuesday in Baltimore.

 

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