Fans Rip MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred To Shreds For Allowing The Miami Marlins To Play After Several Players Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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Major League Baseball has been back for less than a week and they are already facing their first major crisis while playing during the Coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday morning, the MLB was forced to cancel two games after 10 Miami Marlins players and coaches tested positive for Coronavirus days after 4 other Marlins were diagnosed with Covid-19.

The MLB is now facing criticism for allowing the Marlins to play the Phillies on Sunday despite the fact that 4 players had already tested positive a few days before their game in Philadelphia.

Via The Athletic

Multiple sources confirmed that the Marlins played despite having three players learn Sunday that they’d tested positive for COVID-19, just two days after a fourth player learned of a positive test on Friday. Two infectious-disease specialists told The Athletic on Sunday that those positive tests fit the definition of a “clear outbreak” of the virus within their team. But sources said those tests were not enough for either Major League Baseball or the club itself to give serious consideration to postponing this game.

Phillies players are now sitting out tonight’s game against the Yankees and will quarantine as they get tested following their game against the Marlins on Sunday.

Baseball fans were irate when they learned Rob Manfred and the MLB put the season at risk by allowing the Marlins to play on Sunday.