3 MLB games postponed after Marlins players test positive for virus

A woman wearing a protective face covering walks past Marlins Park, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami. The Marlins home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Major League Baseball announced that games scheduled for Monday night were being postponed after more than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staffers tested positive for the coronavirus.

The outbreak left the team stuck in Philadelphia, preventing it from getting back to Florida to play its home opener against Baltimore. The situation also made it impossible for the New York Yankees to play their scheduled game in Philadelphia.

Nine members of the Marlins’ 30-player roster were among those infected.

The league announced the postponements eight hours before the first pitches were supposed to be thrown.

The Phillies’ players will be tested, and the Marlins are “self-quarantining in place,” MLB said in a statement.

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