The Milwaukee Brewers home opener scheduled for today has been postponed. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. Saturday’s game between the two teams will remain as scheduled for 6:10 PM.
UPDATE (10:55 AM):
The Brewers have released the following statement:
“Major League Baseball announced that Friday’s Cardinals-Brewers game at Miller Park has been postponed due to two positive tests for COVID-19. The game, which was to be Milwaukee’s home opener, will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday.
There were two positives, both in the Cardinals traveling party. Cardinals players and staff were undergoing additional testing on Friday. St. Louis played in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Cardinals and Brewers are scheduled to play at 6:10 PM on Saturday, with the doubleheader set to begin at 1:10 PM on Sunday.
The Cardinals had an off-day in Milwaukee on Thursday and did not work out at Miller Park, though some coaches and staff members did visit the stadium to do advance work. Brewers visiting clubhouse personnel were also being tested on Friday.”
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According to the AP and multiple other sources, Major League Baseball has cancelled the game as a result of at least one positive COVID-19 test on the St. Louis Cardinals roster. Reportedly, the team is being quarantined at their hotel in Milwaukee.
This is a developing story. There is no official word from MLB or the Brewers on the postponement, or on the fate of the games scheduled for tomorrow or Sunday between the two teams.
Two other games scheduled for Friday involving the Marlins, Nationals, Blue Jays and Phillies had already been postponed because of an outbreak among Miami players and two positive tests on Philadelphia’s coaching staff.
Sources: AP & brewers.com