Molina among seven Cardinals testing positive for COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak within the St. Louis Cardinals organization has now postponed a full week of games, from last weekend’s series in Milwaukee to a scheduled four-game trip to Detroit this week.  With the Cardinals enter quarantine, the team is staying in Milwaukee until further notice.

On Tuesday morning, the team announced that All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is among the players testing positive for the virus, in addition to infielder Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa, Rangel Ravelo, Junior Fernandez, and Kodi Whitley.  A seventh player appears to have not give permission for release of his name.

In addition to the players, six St. Louis staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus.

As a multi-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer, Molina is the biggest name coming from the positive cases.  On social media, he wrote, “Good morning, I am saddened to have tested positive for COVID-19, even after following the prevention recommendations.  I’ll do everything in my power to get back ASAP for Cardinals fans, St. Louis City and my teammates.  As I recover, I request that you respect my and my families’ privacy during my absence from the team.  Blessings!!”

Photo credit – Jeff Roberson / Associated Press / St. Louis, MO