The Major League Baseball season was going great, but it appears the coronavirus has gotten the best of one team.
According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, 14 members of the Miami Marlins organization now have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Marlins were supposed to play the Baltimore Orioles in their home opener on Monday, but that reportedly has been canceled as the team is stuck in Philadelphia and still undergoing testing.
The Marlins' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles tonight has been canceled, sources tell ESPN, as the team remains in Philadelphia and continues to undergo testing.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2020
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Sunday that pitcher Jose Urena had been scratched from an afternoon matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies because he was among the players to test positive for COVID-19.
The Marlins' season could come to an end if the outbreak continues to spread, though it remains to be seen.
In Major League Soccer, teams with large COVID-19 outbreaks had to withdraw from the return-to-play tournament because of infection risks to other teams. If the Marlins have to withdraw, it'll be difficult for the league to reschedule games for their opponents.