The many moving parts tied to the COVID-19 outbreak on the Marlins have been settled *FOR TODAY*, with the Marlins shut down through Sunday, the Phillies shut down through Thursday, and the Orioles’ and Yankees’ schedules rejiggered to play a couple games this week.
The full announcement, including words on test reporting:
MLB makes it official: Marlins postponed through Sunday, Yankees to play at Orioles Wednesday and Thursday, Phillies off until Friday. Full release: pic.twitter.com/eHVd0FznSE
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 28, 2020
So what MLB is saying there is that, in tests newly-conducted on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (to the extent results have come back), the only players to test positive were on the Marlins.
That’s encouraging – negatives are negatives – but you do have to keep in mind that it doesn’t really prove anything about whether the Marlins outbreak touched other teams or not (that’s still gonna take time to reveal itself), and it also doesn’t mean that one team suffering a massive outbreak isn’t a bad thing.
So, now we wait. We’ll see if the Marlins situation looks worse or better or the same by Monday. We’ll see if the Phillies stay negative this week. We’ll see if the Nationals ever make up their weekend series against the Marlins, which has now been postponed. We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see.