“I can tell you we’re going to do everything in our power to do everything the right way and play baseball as long as we can, and if something changes, it changes,” he stated. “We’re looking forward to playing the Orioles tomorrow.”
That is the prevailing method across the majors, with baseball’s hottest cliché — taking issues one recreation at a time — now set towards a distinct backdrop. More than a dozen gamers, together with two former Cy Young Award winners, opted out of the season earlier than the outbreak, and extra may observe as gamers calibrate the dangers of journey.
“It’s day to day,” Braun stated. “We’re constantly assessing the situation, seeing where we’re at, but it’s not easy for any of us to think that we’ll be flying home back to our families tomorrow night, and we won’t get the test results from today or tomorrow for a couple of days.”
Phillies Manager Joe Girardi stated Tuesday that the Marlins’ outbreak ought to function a warning to the remainder of the league. The Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins wears a masks whereas taking part in first base, Bryce Harper wore a masks on the bases Sunday and shortstop Didi Gregorius wears a masks always on the sector. Girardi stated the Phillies have been extra attentive since a cluster of circumstances shut down their coaching advanced in Clearwater, Fla., in June.
“It was real to us; there are players in our clubhouse now, and coaches, that went through this and saw how quickly it spread,” Girardi stated. “I think we had eight or nine cases in Clearwater, and we didn’t have that many people there. So this is a great wake-up call, and I think baseball will probably pay more attention to it.”
The Marlins’ outbreak additionally drew the eye of public officers again in Miami. Florida — residence of the Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays — has among the many highest an infection charges within the nation, and earlier than M.L.B. put the Marlins’ season on maintain, the Nationals had already voted as a staff towards touring to Miami this weekend.
Mayor Carlos Giménez of Miami-Dade County forged doubt Tuesday on the knowledge of the Marlins returning to their residence market.