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Report: Miami Marlins season suspended by Major League Baseball amid COVID-19 outbreak

According to a report from Bob Nightengale, the Miami Marlins season has been suspended by Major League Baseball due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

From USA Today:

The Miami Marlins’ season was suspended by Major League Baseball amid an outbreak of COVID-19 cases that resulted in 15 players and two staff members testing positive from Friday to Tuesday, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the decision.

The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because it has not been officially announced.  

The action is a remarkable but pragmatic pause, sidelining one of the 30 MLB teams attempting to play a 60-game schedule through a pandemic, with one potential outcome being that the Marlins – and their upcoming opponents – may not play the season in full. 

The Marlins’ outbreak had already resulted in a handful of postponements Monday and Tuesday: Two Marlins games against the Baltimore Orioles in Miami, and a pair of Phillies-New York Yankees games in Philadelphia, site of the Marlins’ three-game weekend series. 

Now, the Marlins will have up to seven games to make up: Four against the Orioles and three against the Washington Nationals, their weekend opponents in Miami. 

Nation, do you think the 2020 MLB season will be played in its entirety? 

Written by Don Drysdale

I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!

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