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Our Noticias, 7/29/20: COVID outbreak threatens Marlins’ season, games on hold

Half the team came down with the novel coronavirus over the weekend, causing a host of consequences.

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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.

This led to the cancellation of the home opener at Marlins Park and eventually to the postponement of the entire week of Fish baseball while the team and the rest of MLB awaits more test results.

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.

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.

At least there were some former Marlins on the field last night.

And Baseball America updated its top prospects list to include Max Meyer, Dax Fulton, Kyle Nicolas, Zach McCambley and Jake Eder.