Marlins’ home opener against Orioles canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak
MIAMI, Fl. – The Miami Marlins’ home opener, scheduled for Monday night against the Baltimore Orioles, has been canceled as COVID-19 cases continue to pop up among the team.
We’re told eight more players and two coaches with the Marlins have tested positive for coronavirus, as an outbreak has spread throughout their clubhouse. This brings the total cases in recent days to at least 14.
The Marlins remain in Philadelphia and continue to undergo testing following their weekend series there. On Sunday, four Marlins players tested positive for the virus, including the day’s starter, Jose Urena, leading the team to delay its postgame trip home due to concerns about a possible outbreak. We’re told it’s also possible the infections happened on Wednesday, on the team’s trip to and from Atlanta, where the Marlins played the Braves in an exhibition game.