ST. LOUIS — The remainder of the St. Louis Cardinals' weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers, which included a doubleheader on Sunday, has been postponed due to additional positive COVID-19 tests, according to reports.
Jeff Passan, an MLB Insider at EPSN, first tweeted the news early Saturday evening, citing unnamed sources.
“No surprise, but both ends of the scheduled Cardinals-Brewers doubleheader Sunday have officially been postponed,” Passan said in the tweet.
On Friday, Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said the entire team was tested and they were isolating in their hotel room while awaiting the results.
Mozeliak said it was unclear how the players contracted the virus and that the team and league are conducting contact tracing to determine who they may have been in contact with.
Friday’s game was also postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the virus. That game was rescheduled to 1:10 p.m. Sunday as part of the now-postponed doubleheader.
“We have a lot of balls up in the air," Mozeliak said. "It's obviously creating a lot of anxiety here, and we certainly understand the importance of trying to get back on the field, but we recognize the importance of player and staff safety as well.”
5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano has confirmed that the Monday game versus the Detroit Tigers in Detroit has also been postponed.
Mozeliak said he expects further tests result to be revealed on Sunday. The Cardinals will remain isolated on Sunday and travel to Detroit for a workout on Monday, Mozeliak said.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.