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Major League Baseball has put the Marlins’ season on pause, postponing their upcoming weekend series with the Nationals while Miami works to overcome a coronavirus outbreak that’s resulted in 15 players and two staff members testing positive for COVID-19.

Washington’s players had already held a player vote and elected not to travel for the series in Miami, citing concerns with playing in Florida while the state experiences a surge in coronavirus cases. MLB also elected to postpone both the Marlins’ series with the Baltimore Orioles and the Philadelphia Phillies’ series with the New York Yankees that were supposed to be held this week.

As part of its statement on the postponements, MLB announced that the Marlins are the only team to see new positive tests since Opening Day on Friday. The league reported that it’s conducted 6,400 tests for on-field personnel over that span.

The Nationals will wrap up their current series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday before taking the next three days off. They will return to action Tuesday when they host the New York Mets for a two-game series.

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