11 Marlin players test positive for COVID-19 but Manfred says there have been no discussions to end the season - Sports Illustrated

Rob Manfred Says MLB Safety Protocols 'Adequate' Despite COVID-19 Outbreak

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In an interview on Monday night, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred shared he had a conference call with team owners but there were no serious discussions about stopping the season.

Manfred told Sports Illustrated and MLB Network's Tom Verducci, "I remain optimistic that the protocols are strong enough that it will allow us to play even through an outbreak like this and complete our season."

This statement comes after 11 players from the Marlins tested positive for Covid-19. Positive tests are something Manfred said they were expecting to have at some point this season.

The positive tests caused Miami to postpone Monday's home opener against the Orioles. And Since the Phillies played a 3 game series with the Marlins the weekend it also postponed the Phillies matchup with the Yankees. Both teams hope to play ball later this week.