The Athletic website quoted a source as saying the Marlins are still in Philadelphia and that one of the previous team members to test positive had a subsequent test come back negative. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health said it was working with the Marlins and Phillies on contact tracing to contain the spread of the virus.
'We expected we were going to have positives at some point in time.
"I think, honestly, I'm handling things day-to-day", Hyde said. The Marlins expect to receive those results sometime Monday.
"I think we're going to have to take it on a day by day, week by week basis". I would never say that. "I think that there is a little bit of concern". It's a reason we want to be safe.
A major concern for players all along is that they felt their health was not at the forefront of conversations.
Since Girardi spoke earlier today, Jon Heyman of MLB Network has been among those to report that the Phillies will not play again until Friday. The Marlins' home opener against Baltimore Monday night was quickly postponed, as was the Phillies' game against the Yankees last night. "Sixto Sanchez, Jesus Sanchez, Edward Cabrera and Jazz Chisholm, that top group wouldn't be completely lost because they've had enough experience at Double-A at least, but all four of those guys have their warts too where they could fall flat on their face". Given that the Yankees are in the American League and not directly competing with the Phillies for the postseason, perhaps they don't have to.
South China Sea dispute
The Australian Government insisted there is " no legal basis " to Beijing's territorial and maritime demands over the region. The US Secretary has said that China has no legal base to claim its right on the South China Sea.
Manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins made a decision to wait until Monday to leave Philadelphia, and they planned to arrive in Miami hours before their now-canceled home opener against Baltimore. It's madness, and this is a reminder that just one team suffering an outbreak can muck up the whole thing.
"In terms of competitive integrity, is it even worth it for them in that situation?" the first scout said.
The other issue here is that it's hard to know if the Marlins will be good to go next Monday. The Baltimore Orioles were flying home from Miami without playing a game.
Miami's three games this weekend at Washington were also postponed. What if more and more teams test positive for the virus? Manfred says if the results are acceptable, the Marlins can resume playing as soon as tomorrow in Baltimore.
Players are subject to tests every-other day, and results usually take 48-72 hours to get back. There are guys that have little children at home...there are guys that have wives that are pregnant...or maybe they have a parent that is high risk. And we all decided it was probably unsafe to go there. That's why we have the expanded rosters, that's why we have the pool of additional players. The closest are probably the catcher and the first baseman.