New positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals player; Friday's game postponed

Following an additional positive test for COVID-19 by a St. Louis Cardinals player, Friday's game at Busch Stadium has been postponed.

Sam Masterson
August 07, 2020 - 12:45 pm

ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - The St. Louis Cardinals game against the Chicago Cubs on Friday has been postponed due to another positive COVID-19 test by a Cardinals player.

Friday was the start of a three-game series between the Central Division rivals. 

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A release from Major League Baseball says it will "allow for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process." 

 On Monday, the Cardinals confirmed 13 members of its traveling party has tested positive for the virus in the previous week. The Cardinals had seven games postponed due to the outbreak. 

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The Cubs are the only team in baseball to not have a positive COVID-19 test since intake testing took place before day one of Summer Camp.

The Cardinals had five doubleheaders added to its schedule to accommodate for the seven games missed last week against the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers.

On Wednesday the Cardinals returned home from Milwaukee where they had been self-quarantined in their hotel for nearly a week. The 13 people who previously tested positive were already back in St. Louis. 

Since arriving in St. Louis, the team had two practices at Busch Stadium and have been tested every day.

Before Friday's postponement, the Cardinals were scheduled to play 55 games in 52 days to complete a 60-game season. 

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