A four-game home-and-home series against the Marlins couldn't have come at a worse time for the Orioles.
After their first game in Miami on Monday was canceled, the Orioles had to re-route and head back to Baltimore following a coronavirus outbreak within the Marlins clubhouse. 13 Marlins had tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the Miami-half of the series being postponed.
But there are still two games scheduled between the two teams on Wednesday and Thursday with plenty of uncertainty surrounding the status of either ball game. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan addressed the possibility of the Marlins coming to Baltimore on Tuesday morning with New Day.
"It's looking less and less likely that will happen," Hogan said when asked if the Marlins will play in Baltimore this week.
Miami's outbreak presented the first crisis scenario for Major League Baseball since beginning its 60-game season during a global pandemic.
As of now, it does not appear the outbreak will jeopardize the season. Though we are not yet aware of how the Phillies, the team Miami played on Sunday despite four reported positive cases prior to first pitch, were affected by possible contact with Marlins players.
Details regarding these postponed games being made up at a later date remain to be seen as well, though insiders such as ESPN's Buster Olney suggested MLB could use winning percentage to determine the standings if some of the 30 teams aren't able to play their full schedule.
However the league decides to handle such a pressing issue beyond this week, it's unclear when Miami and Baltimore will take the field against each other.
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