Major League Baseball teams now required to have coronavirus compliance officers

Tanya Simon
July 31, 2020

The Phillies also were scheduled to play games Wednesday and Thursday in NY against the Yankees, who now will be traveling to Baltimore instead.

They were scheduled to begin a four-game home-and-home series against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday and then host the Washington Nationals in Miami tomorrow (Friday) through Sunday. As a precaution, Major League Baseball postponed Phillies games so players could get tested for coronavirus. But Thursday, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said the weekend series had been postponed.

The team said that no players had contracted the illness but any activities at Citizens Bank Park, the club's home stadium, have been put on hold.

Due to their contact with the Marlins, the Phillies had several games postponed this week.

Given recent disruptions in the schedule, some teams are looking at playing a handful of doubleheaders throughout the season to make up for lost time. "All of our players, coaches and staff are understandably having a hard time enduring this experience...we reached out to the Commissioner's Office with concern for the health and safety of our team as well as our opponents".

For what it's worth, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred believes the season will go on, telling MLB Network, "We built the protocols to allow us to continue to play". "If they say yes, we'll stay and work out until Major League Baseball tells us where to go next".

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According to the Jackson County Health Department, someone with COVID-19 participated in the tournament. No new deaths were reported Wednesday; the death toll in Clark County has been at 37 since July 22.

The Marlins remain quarantined in Philadelphia, where the outbreak was discovered during a weekend series against the Phillies.

"I consider it a smaller challenge", he said.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the test results were not announced.

That rule will still apply in doubleheader games, meaning teams in the eighth inning will automatically start with a runner on second base, sources said. "And we think we can keep people safe and continue to play". "We have a very robust set of protocols in place for the explicit reason of preventing something like this happening".

It became their reality when an outbreak of COVID-19 befell the Miami Marlins.

The news comes on the same day another player on the Miami Marlins has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

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