In the latest blow to a season quickly turning into a health and logistical quagmire, Major League Baseball on Monday postponed a four-game set between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers after seven Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Cardinals have not played since July 29, when they lost to the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in their fifth game. Since then, a trickle of positive tests kept the team off the field in Milwaukee and marooned there as the entire team went through multiple – and in some cases, conflicting – tests in an effort to contain the outbreak within the team.
That resulted in the Cardinals’ three-game weekend series at Milwaukee getting postponed, and the club remains quarantined at their hotel there. Now, they will be on ice through Thursday before returning to St. Louis and, they hope, resuming their season with a series against the Chicago Cubs.