Tuesday was a depressing day for Marlins fans, and for baseball fans at large. The COVID-19 outbreak on the team that started with just four players (Jorge Alfaro, Garrett Cooper, Harold Ramirez and José Ureña) over the weekend soon had spread to half the 30-man team present on the season-opening road trip to Philadelphia, as well as two coaches.
SportsCenter account posts about "breaking news" using 2018 photo https://t.co/XsyJOzJyWP— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 28, 2020
Meanwhile, the front office has moved to daily testing while also scooping up any major leaguer with a pulse to fill out the roster. Now, there are questions as to whether the team will be permitted to play as soon as Tuesday, or whether it the government will step in and force it to wait an additional week. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem that missed games will cost the club a shot at the playoffs, if it indeed has the manpower to make it that far.
Good, because there's zero chance that the Marlins play a full 60. https://t.co/UCtmrC5WGg— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 28, 2020
We’ve been keeping you updated on any and all changes to the 60-man player pool and will continue to do so.
If you’re wondering who to blame, well you can blame everyone.
At least Dr. Fauci believes the season can continue.
If you’d like some good news, at least the alternate camp in Jupiter remains unscathed for the moment.
All Miami Marlins players at their alternate camp site in Jupiter, Florida tested Negative today for COVID-19. These players are currently eligible to play for the club when they resume next week.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 29, 2020
At least there were some former Marlins on the field last night.