Reports from Jon Heyman and Jerry Hairston Jr. say the St. Louis Cardinals took an ill-advised trip to a casino before their COVID-19 outbreak, although it hasn’t yet been proven that was the cause.
At least a couple Cardinals did go to a Casino, as @TheRealJHair 1st suggested. MLB has since tightened its rule on leaving the team hotel from very strongly discouraged to not allowed. Cards Covid count going into today: 3 players, 4 staff— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 3, 2020
Noted epidemiologist weighs in. No prove Casino caused any Covid cases. Timing suggests it may have occurred earlier. But yes, better to stay in hotel. https://t.co/RcdNlwiKPb— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 3, 2020
Hairston Jr. first said on Aug. 1 that some Cardinals went to a casino. Now, a Cardinals beat writer says the team will sit and wait, just like the Phillies did while they underwent continued testing.
#Cardinals in holding pattern as of right now. Departure from Milwaukee has not happened as initially planned. Heightened concern within and around club. Expected more results last night, then delayed to this morning. Will be updating @stltoday https://t.co/mDx7rokHkr— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) August 3, 2020
In addition, Ken Rosenthal reports that Tuesday’s game between the Cardinals and Tigers is now in jeopardy.
No announcement yet from MLB on Cardinals’ COVID-19 test results, but Tigers were told tomorrow night’s scheduled game at Comerica Park is “highly unlikely” to be played, a source tells The Athletic. Teams also scheduled for doubleheader Wednesday and afternoon game Thursday.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 3, 2020