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Cubs-Cardinals Series Postponed After Additional Cardinals Positive Test (UPDATE: Two Players, One Coach)

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From the moment a new positive test was reported on the Cardinals, it felt like this was really the only way to go: the Cubs-Cardinals series this weekend has been postponed.

The reports came from Joel Sherman and Gordon Wittenmyer:

Here’s why MLB had to bang the whole series – you can’t just presume it’s one guy:

The Cubs will head back to Chicago tonight, and then likely work out at Wrigley Field before resuming their schedule on Tuesday in Cleveland (they are scheduled to be off on Monday). Making up these games will be weird, because the Cubs aren’t scheduled to return to St. Louis this year. Might just have to be doubleheaders at Wrigley if the games are made up at all.

It’s a far from ideal outcome for the Cubs, who’ll now sit for four days. But playing the Cardinals during an uncertain COVID-19 outbreak? That’d be a far worse outcome. And that’s to say nothing of the risks presented to the other Cardinals players by having them all around each other for additional games.

As for the Cardinals, here’s hoping there are no additional positives and they can get their arms around this thing next week. As it stands now, they have 55 games to play in just 49 days, starting Monday (if they can even resume then). I wonder at what point some series just get cancelled.

UPDATE: Yikes. It was actually THREE additional positives. This is a disaster:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.