More St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for Covid-19, multiple outlets reported Saturday, forcing MLB to postpone Saturday’s game between the Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers, one day after Commissioner Rob Manfred told the Players Association that if players don’t do a better job managing outbreaks, the season would be canceled.
The series opener between the Cardinals and the Brewers on Friday was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for Covid-19.
MLB had planned to move the games to Sunday as part of a seven-inning doubleheader, the first as part of a new rescheduling strategy to pack in more games.
On Friday, Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on a call that the season could be canceled if players didn’t take better precautions, ESPN reported.
The Cardinals outbreak is the third already this season: 18 players on the Miami Marlins tested positive, and a clubhouse staff and a coach with the Philadelphia Phillies contracted Covid-19.