The Orioles and Marlins game on Tuesday at Camden Yards is scheduled to be played after a delay was resolved, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan. Several Marlins had their coronavirus tests come back inconclusive earlier in the day, causing the delay.
The delay in the Marlins-Orioles game has been resolved, according to a source with direct knowledge. Multiple coronavirus tests for the Marlins came back inconclusive. They were re-run and all came back negative. The Marlins are expected to finally return tonight accordingly.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 4, 2020
Earlier in the afternoon, the league released a statement that the game may be delayed from its 7:35 p.m. start time as the league awaited final test results to clear the Marlins to play.
“The start of tonight’s game between the host Baltimore Orioles and the Miami Marlins at Camden Yards may be delayed as we await the final test results clearing the Marlins to resume play,” MLB said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “MLB is in communication with both Clubs and expects resolution within the next several hours."
Reporters arrived at the stadium in the afternoon but weren’t allowed to enter at first. They eventually entered, but reported that the tarp was still on the field. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde had his pregame media availability, which was scheduled for 4:10 p.m., delayed “until further notice.”
Stuck outside Camden Yards with several other credentialed media because they aren’t letting us in for reasons that have not been revealed. This baseball season just keeps getting stranger, and not in a good way.— Ginzy3 (@Ginzy3) August 4, 2020
The Marlins have played just three games this season, as their schedule was suspended after an outbreak of COVID-19 in the organization. Tuesday’s game is set to be their first game since Sunday, July 26.
Now, the Marlins and Orioles appear set to start their series as originally scheduled.
The teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday and finish the series Thursday. All games are at Camden Yards.
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