No new positive COVID-19 results for Phillies; ESPN reports Cardinals game postponed

ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan reports two Cardinals players tested positive

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Friday, July 31, 2020
More Phillies staffers positive for COVID-19; Blue Jays series postponed
The Philadelphia Phillies say two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies say there are no new positive results in their latest COVID-19 testing as another clubhouse is reportedly dealing with the virus.

The Phillies say there were no positive results from Thursday's tests. A member of the coaching staff and a member of the home clubhouse tested positive for COVID-19 from Wednesday's testing.

The Phillies said no players received positive results from Wednesday's testing.

The team says activity at Citizens Bank Park, however, remains suspended until further notice.

Across the league, the coronavirus pandemic is reportedly impacting two more teams.

The Associated Press and ESPN report Friday's game between St. Louis and Milwaukee has been postponed after multiple Cardinals tested positive. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan reports two Cardinals players tested positive.

The weekend series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed the two staffers tested positive.

"Our plans right now are to stay put and let MLB work through whatever they're working through," Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said before his club played the last of four games in Washington. "We're not going to Philadelphia. Those games have been postponed."

The weekend series against the Blue Jays would have included a doubleheader on Saturday.

On Wednesday, general manager Matt Klentak said an employee who works in the visiting clubhouse tested positive.

A source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers on Friday the Miami Marlins, after an 18th player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, are getting multiple sleeper buses to take infected players and coaches back to Miami.

All games for the team have been postponed through Sunday by Major League Baseball.

While the players and coaches with coronavirus are being transported to Miami, the rest of the team will remain in Philadelphia, where they played last weekend and have been undergoing daily testing.

The prospect of the team's season restarting Tuesday at home against the Phillies remains in question.


ESPN contributed to this report.