Brewers’ home opener against Cardinals postponed
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Brewers home opener, scheduled for Friday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals, has been postponed after multiple positive tests from the Cardinals camp.
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the news. According to the Athletic, two pitchers have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Cardinals are reportedly remaining in their hotel in Milwaukee and self-isolating, with no plans to go to Miller Park today.
Major League Baseball released a statement that said:
“Today’s scheduled game between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park has been rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:10 p.m. (CT). The rescheduling as a result of two positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals’ organization is consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.
“Saturday’s game between the Clubs will remain as scheduled for 6:10 p.m. (CT). Major League Baseball will continue to provide updates as appropriate.”
Brewers general manager David Stearns also released a statement:
“We are supportive of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions safely allow. The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities.”
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