Cincinnati Reds player tests positive for coronavirus


MIAMI, FL – JULY 28: A detailed view of the helmet of Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds in the dugout before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 28, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WJW) — A Cincinnati Reds player has tested positive for COVID-19, MLB confirmed Saturday morning.

The name of the player has not yet been released.

ESPN reports the team was informed of the positive case after their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night.

The Reds were supposed to play them again Saturday, however that game, as well as Sunday’s game, has been postponed to allow for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process.

The reported positive case comes just one day before the St. Louis Cardinals, who have not played since July 29 because of coronavirus cases, return to the field. They will face off against rival Chicago Cubs Saturday.

Additionally, prior to the Cardinals’ positive cases, eighteen Miami Marlins players and two coaches tested positive for COVID-19.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred previously warned the sport will shut down for the season if the coronavirus isn’t managed better.


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