The Milwaukee Brewers’ home opener against St. Louis was scrapped on Friday just hours before the first pitch after two Cardinals players reportedly tested positive. The team said in a statement that they learned Thursday night about the results from samples collected Wednesday.
Players and staff were instructed to isolate themselves in their hotel rooms.
On Saturday, The Athletic reported that between four and six additional members of the team and staff had tested positive. An MLB insider reported that the game, scheduled for later that night, had also been postponed.
The first team to be hit hard by coronavirus were the Miami Marlins. Their first reported case was last week but the total number of infected members now stands at 21, a source told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the season, a person familiar with the conversation said. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.