Rob Manfred reveals possible resume date for Marlins
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made an appearance on MLB Network on Monday evening while notably providing the world with an update regarding the Miami Marlins. The Marlins have been hit hard by the ongoing “coronavirus” pandemic that is still sweeping through the nation. Not only will the Marlins undergo further testing as a result of 14 players and other staff members testing positive for the virus over the course of the last several days, but Manfred also mentioned a possible return date for the National League East club.
“If the testing results are acceptable, the Marlins will resume play in Baltimore on Wednesday against the Orioles,” Manfred said during his appearance on MLB Network.
Due to the volume of positive tests following the team’s opening series against the rival Philadelphia Phillies, the Marlins have remained in the “City of Brotherly Love” as a precaution while Miami’s Monday and Tuesday matchups against the Baltimore Orioles have been postponed. The Miami’s next series is scheduled to begin on Wednesday against the same Orioles team, though this time in Baltimore.
Because of the Marlins’ proximity to the Phillies over the weekend after the two foes squared off for a three-game set, Monday evening’s matchup between Philadelphia and the New York Yankees has also been postponed. The Phillies and Yankees were also slated to play at Citizens Bank Park on Monday. It remains to be seen as to when exactly this inter-league series ultimately resumes, however.