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St. Louis officially announces additional COVID-19 cases; Saturday’s game canceled


St. Louis' Saturday game against the Milwaukee Brewers became the 16th game postponed due to COVID-19, in just the week that the MLB has been back.

After additional testing, St. Louis came back with four more positive test, bringing the total of cases to six, three of which were players.

St. Louis' President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said the team learned of the initial positive tests on Thursday night.

"Having a prompt reaction by everyone involved, the commissioner's office, the Brewers, the Cardinals, I think it did prioritize safety," he said. "That's important."

On Friday morning the team decided to postpone the slated game against the Brewers, rescheduling it for Sunday afternoon, due to two positive cases of COVID-19.

Early Saturday morning more and more outlets began reporting that more staff and players within the St. Louis ball club had tested positive.

"Obviously, you knew when we started this that there was going to be people that would contract this," Mozeliak said. "It's not like when we talk about bubble, it's not a perfect bubble because it's not a completely controlled environment."

Mozeliak said he is optimistic that the Cardinals organization and the MLB will get through this period.

For now, the MLB said that St. Louis' Sunday double-header will remain on the schedule, until they get more tests done.

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Nathalie Jones

Nathalie reports on both news and sports for ABC17. She started working at the station in June 2020.


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