MLB postpones Marlins games through Sunday due to COVID-19 outbreak

FILE PHOTO: MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins
FILE PHOTO: May 17, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards (36) delivers a pitch against the New York Mets in the first inning at Marlins Park./Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

July 28, 2020

(Reuters) – Major League Baseball on Tuesday postponed all Miami Marlins games through Sunday due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the team, it said in a statement.

Seventeen members of the organization have tested positive over the last five days, according to multiple reports. The league had already postponed on Monday two of the team’s games due to the initial rash of positive test results.

“Given the current circumstances, MLB believes that it is most prudent to allow the Marlins time to focus on providing care for their players and planning their Baseball Operations for a resumption early next week,” the league said in a statement.

(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Toby Davis)