Twenty percent of Major League Baseball games previously scheduled for Sunday weren’t played because of positive coronavirus tests on multiple teams. MLB planned for outbreaks similar to that of the Miami Marlins, but the season remains on the brink of cancelation as COVID-19 affects more teams.
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The latest on who will be eligible to play for the Marlins this upcoming week. Miami Marlins outfielder Monte Harrison has been called up to the major league roster and is expected to make his MLB debut this coming week when the Marlins continue their season in Baltimore, per Craig Mish.
The Miami Marlins have begun to make baseball moves now that the team is preparing to play ball once again this coming week. Per MLB.com, the Miami Marlins have been busy the past couple of days, working to add veterans to their organization in the wake of the Coronavirus ravaging the team’s roster.
The Miami Marlins roster took another hit on Saturday when it was announced that second baseman Isan Diaz has elected to opt out of the 2020 season. The Miami Marlins roster took another hit on Saturday when it was announced that second baseman Isan Diaz has elected to opt out of the 2020 season.
Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The announcement from Major League Baseball comes after the first full week of the 2020 regular season was overshadowed by COVID-19-related postponements.
With a large percentage of Miami Marlins players now infected with the virus, the team has suspended its season for at least one week. That decision obviously raises questions about the Marlins’ ability to field a competitive team moving forward.
Certainly, the risk of further spreading COVID-19 infections throughout the league is the primary concern, but there’s also the matter of the Marlins being able to field a Major League roster whenever they do return to play.