Jon Heyman reports that the St. Louis Cardinals had no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
#STLCards have no new positives today in tests today. Need another clean round before release from Milwaukee hotel but this is very good news. Possible to have full schedule Friday.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 4, 2020
This comes after 13 members of their traveling party had tested positive through Monday, which put the future of their schedule in jeopardy, including their first series with the Cubs.
The Cardinals haven’t played since July 29, postponing seven games along the way. The earliest they would be allowed to play is Friday to start their series against the Cubs.
The Cardinals are the second team to face a major outbreak since the outset of MLB’s regular season. The Miami Marlins had 20 people test positive starting on July 24, forcing them to postpone 10 games. In addition, the Phillies had two clubhouse workers test positive for COVID-19 after hosting the Marlins.
There have been no reports of any Cubs or White Sox players testing positive for COVID-19 since the regular season began.