Now the 18 players and two coaches with coronavirus are getting on a bus from Philly to Miami, according to an ESPN report. The MLB commissioner said this while the Marlins had 14 players and staff test positive for the virus, causing Manfred to scrub the team from the schedule for the time being. And, as recently as a few days ago, news of a couple of positive tests among non-playing Phillies wouldn't have necessarily led to postponements.
The Phillies had two members of their club - a coach and a clubhouse worker - test positive on Thursday. "All of our players, coaches and staff are, understandably, having a hard time enduring this experience. All activity at Citizens Bank Park has been canceled today and until further notice", the team said in a statement. The Philadelphia Phillies, who hosted the Marlins in the early stages of the outbreak, have been unable to play since, while the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles began an impromptu series Wednesday after their respective series were postponed.
Officials were concerned that the latest Marlins positive test result came five days after the team was last together, when the Marlins beat Philadelphia. Under the new rules, players must wear surgical masks instead of cloth masks while traveling and teams must travel with a compliance officer who enforces the league's safety rules.
Hours later, it was revealed more Marlins players had tested positive for the illness and they were forced to stay in the city.
Another team has put games on hold due to positive coronavirus tests.
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The Phillies were scheduled to resume their season Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays, but that series has been postponed. Players have also been encouraged to not travel outside of their hotels on road trips except for games.
It became their reality when an outbreak of COVID-19 befell the Miami Marlins. While other leagues are tightly restricting the movements and contacts of their players and staff, MLB has basically said, "You be careful out there!".
However, there is no guidance in the document regarding a COVID-19 outbreak, especially a relatively large incident such as in the Marlins' case.