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!!”
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