Brewers home opener against Cardinals postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests
Updated: 10:45 a.m. on Friday, July 1
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Major League Baseball confirms the Milwaukee Brewers home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals is being postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests.
The following statement was released on Friday, July 31:
"Today’s scheduled game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park has been rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:10 p.m. (CT). The rescheduling as a result of two positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals’ organization is consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted. Saturday’s game between the Clubs will remain as scheduled for 6:10 p.m. (CT). Major League Baseball will continue to provide updates as appropriate."
Brewers' President - Baseball Operations and General Manager David Stearns released the following statement:
"We are supportive of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions safely allow. The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities."
So far:— Kevin Holden (blue check mark) (@321cuekevin) July 31, 2020
- today’s Brewers-Cardinals game at Miller Park is postponed after two reported positive cases of COVID-19
- today’s game will reportedly be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday
- tomorrow’s game is still on for now. Cardinals getting tested again today
Posted: 8:49 a.m. on Friday, July 31
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A reporter for the MLB Network says the Milwaukee Brewers home opener is being postponed Friday, July 31 due to positive COVID-19 tests in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
Sources: Cardinals had positive tests, forcing postponement— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2020
Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson set to make his Milwaukee debut, tweeted early Friday.
Good to know https://t.co/xhvavU0tBD— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) July 31, 2020
A New York Post baseball columnist is also reporting the postponement.
A Cardinals beat writer for St. Louis Post-Dispatch is also confirming the report.
#Cardinals are remaining in their hotel room, have no plans going to ballpark today. They have been instructed into self-isolation, per source. Confirms @JonHeyman report #Brewers game vs #stlcards ppd got today. News soon @stltoday— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) July 31, 2020
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