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Report: Four more Marlins players test positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 17

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As the Marlins quarantine and test players and personnel following a coronavirus outbreak within their clubhouse, the number of positive cases continues to rise. 

our additional Marlins players tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. This brings their tally to 17 team members to have tested positive in the last three days. 

Four players tested positive before Miami's game on Sunday against the Phillies and then seven players and two coaches tested positive Monday. This resulted in the postponement of two games against the Orioles this week, with the possibility of further cancellations as their series was scheduled to move to Baltimore. 

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Before news of the four new cases came to light, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said it was becoming "less and less likely" that the Marlins would play the Orioles in Baltimore Wednesday and Thursday. 

While it's unclear how these developments will impact Major League Baseball's thinking regarding the Marlins' schedule, four new cases probably won't help an effort to get these games in. 

The Orioles are scheduled to play the Rays at home starting Friday once any form of a series against the Marlins concludes Thursday.

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