Cardinals vs. Cubs Series Postponed After 3 Additional Positive COVID-19 Tests

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2020

In this general view of Busch Stadium the St. Louis Cardinals play the Pittsburgh Pirates without fans in the stands during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Major League Baseball announced Friday that the St. Louis Cardinals' three-game series with the Chicago Cubs has been postponed amid the Cardinals' ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. 

According to a press release from MLB, the Cardinals had two additional players and one staff member test positive for coronavirus over the past two days. The Cardinals announced Ryan Helsley and Austin Dean were the two players who tested positive. 

Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

Cardinals update: with all counted there are now 2 confirmed players positive and 1 staff member. So they’ve had 16 total positives, including 9 players.

The Cardinals have not played since July 29 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Cardinals have played only five games this season, the fewest of any MLB team. The Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies, who took more than a week off after Miami experienced an outbreak, have the next fewest with seven games completed. Some teams have played as many as 14 games.

Carrdinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak recently refuted rumors the team's outbreak was related to a casino trip. 

"I have no factual reason to believe that is true, and I have not seen any proof of that," Mozeliak told reporters. "If someone was at a casino, though, that would be disappointing."