Miami Marlins Put 2020 Season on Hold Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: Report


After just one series of play, the Miami Marlins are reportedly putting the rest of their 2020 season on hold.

According to multiple reports, the team will focus on monitoring their players after several of them tested positive for coronavirus.

The team had previously announced to cancel its series against the Orioles as a result of the team's coronavirus outbreak, which has now reportedly increased from 17 cases, which was itself an increase from the initial report of 13 on Monday. The opponents in their first series, the Philadelphia Phillies, did not have any players test positive in the latest batch of tests, but MLB has canceled the first two games of Philadelphia's series against the New York Yankees.

The announcement regarding the Marlins' decision to pause their season comes after players on the Washington Nationals held a vote on playing their series in Florida, where the majority reportedly voted against making the trip.

MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reported that one potential outcome of this situation would be for both the Phillies and Marlins to quarantine for some time while the Yankees and Orioles rearrange their schedule to play each other on Wednesday and Thursday. RADIO.COM Sports MLB insider Jon Heyman confirmed this report.

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