Yankees, Phillies, Cardinals, Marlins' Schedules Updated by MLB Amid COVID-19

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 1, 2020

Philadelphia Phillies players hats and baseball gloves sit in the dugout during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Miami. (Brynn Anderson)
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Major League Baseball has announced updated schedules for teams that have had games postponed this week because of coronavirus outbreaks. 

Per a statement from the league, the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies are scheduled to begin a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday has been postponed, and the Miami Marlins will travel to Camden Yards for a series against the Baltimore Orioles starting Tuesday after reporting no new positive COVID-19 tests Saturday:

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MLB announces updates for Cardinals, Phillies, Marlins and the upcoming schedule: https://t.co/4cCZerJjyd

MLB's statement notes that rapid COVID-19 tests administered to the Cardinals indicated one player and "multiple staff members may be positive," but the league is awaiting results of a saliva test that are expected Saturday evening. 

The league announced Friday it postponed the Cardinals-Brewers opening game after two St. Louis players tested positive for the coronavirus. It was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Sunday. 

The Phillies and Yankees were originally scheduled to play a four-game series this week (July 27-30), but MLB postponed Philadelphia's schedule "out of an abundance of caution" after the team hosted the Miami Marlins last weekend. 

The Marlins have had 21 members of their traveling party test positive for COVID-19 over the past week, per Steven Wine of the Associated Press (h/t ABC News). 

The Phillies and Marlins haven't played since wrapping up their series on July 26. Those two teams were scheduled to play at Marlins Park from Aug. 4-6, but MLB noted it "will be rescheduled for a later date."

Since the Yankees were unable to play the Phillies this week, they moved up their Aug. 3-4 games against the Orioles to Wednesday and Thursday.