With the Cubs and Reds due to kick off their four-game set in just a few hours, we’re still waiting on additional information about the illnesses/potential illnesses Reds players have suffered in recent days.
Matt Davidson tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, and then Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel were scratched yesterday because they were not feeling well. Given the outbreak among the Marlins, and given the potential impact it has had on the Phillies (whom they played yesterday), you can understand some trepidation among the Cubs about playing the Reds tonight without more information. Well, that is to say, I have trepidation. We haven’t heard from the Cubs yet.
Reds manager David Bell just addressed the media, and although he expects more information soon, he extended only positive vibes and a sense that the game will proceed:
The #Reds and Cubs plan on playing tonight's game in Cincinnati as scheduled. Manager David Bell says he is hopeful Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel "are feeling better." No update on those players yet.
— Brandon Saho (@BrandonSaho) July 27, 2020
David Bell: "Everyone knew there was risk coming in to it. When people get sick, it's important to remember it's no one's fault. We're doing everything we can – and you can always do better – we're looking everyday at how we can do better. That's all you can do." #Reds
— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) July 27, 2020
#Reds David Bell said "we're hoping to have (an update) here shortly" on Moustakas, Senzel and Davidson
— C. トレント・ローズクランズ (@ctrent) July 27, 2020
When that information comes down the pipe, I’ll update, too.