7 COVID cases in Cardinals, Detroit series postponed

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NEW YORK (AP) – Seven St. Louis Cardinal players and six other team employees have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Major League Baseball to postpone a series of four games they were to play in Detroit.

The series was to be played at Comerica Park between Tuesday and Thursday.

The Cardinals have been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the St. Louis series over the weekend was postponed. The team has undergone diagnostic tests every day.

St. Louis has not played since July 29 in Minnesota and could tentatively resume the schedule this Friday at home against the Chicago Cubs.

The Cardinals are the second major league team to be affected by an outbreak of the new coronavirus since the season kicked off on July 23.

The Miami Marlins are due to return to action Tuesday in Baltimore, following an outbreak on their Philadelphia expedition that affected half of their players. Miami has not played since July 26.

Because the outbreak was detected in the visiting dressing room at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies have been without a game for a week, while undergoing daily tests.

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