Cardinals game postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

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The Milwaukee Brewers home opener at Miller Park has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak among the St. Louis Cardinals, according to multiple reports.

The positive tests among the Cardinals means that Major League Baseball is dealing with positive tests outside of the cluster within the Miami Marlins, who have had 19 positive tests over the past week.

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St. Louis was off Thursday but played the Minnesota Twins on the road Wednesday. Their game on Friday evening against the Brewers has been postponed.

Brett Anderson, who signed a one-year deal with Milwaukee in free agency this offseason, was expected to make his Brewers debut Friday.

Already facing a shortened 60-game season, the logistics of scheduling make-up games is a challenge with the goal of ending the regular season on September 27.

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"We are now working closely with Major League Baseball and the Indians", Twins President Dave St. Peter said. It's uncertain when or where they will next play.

MLB Network insider Jon Heyman was the first to report the news on Twitter, adding that per his sources, the St. Louis Cardinals had multiple positive tests. As many as 17 players and two staff members from the Marlins tested positive in Philadelphia, forcing the cancellation of games involving both the Marlins and their opponent, the Phillies.

As a result, the Phillies had games against the Yankees postponed as a precaution. The league had hoped the virus was contained to a handful of teams from the east divisions - but now a club in the central zone has been affected. Down the road, there's an August 10-12 series in Milwaukee. The teams will make up Friday's game during a twin bill on Sunday, which will be played under the MLB's new rules shortening double-header games to seven innings.

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