The St. Louis Cardinals have been dealing with a pretty serious COVID-19 outbreak on their team. They announced on Monday that 13 members of the Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, including seven players.
The Cardinals announced the names of six of those players on Tuesday with their permission: catcher Yadier Molina, infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa, Rangel Ravelo, and pitchers Junior Fernández and Kodi Whitley.
Molina and DeJong, the two most prominent Cardinals players to test positive, both shared statements about their positive tests.
We are aware that Yadier Molina, Paul DeJong, Junior Fernández, Rangel Ravelo, Edmundo Sosa and Kodi Whitley have tested positive for COVID-19.— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 4, 2020
All six individuals made the decision to grant permission in order to release this information. pic.twitter.com/tqjcG6SNx0
Cardinals currently quarantining
As of Monday, the Cards were quarantining in Milwaukee. They’ve been there since Friday, where they were supposed to play against the Milwaukee Brewers. Instead, on Friday morning, they learned of the team’s first two positive tests. The series against the Brewers was postponed and the Cardinals stayed put to quarantine. More positives occurred in the following days, with the Cards announcing 13 total on Monday.
GM John Mozeliak said on Monday that 8 of the 13 people who tested positive are showing symptoms (low-grade fever, sniffles, cough, headache). It’s not known which of the six players are showing symptoms, including Molina and DeJong.
Mozeliak said that he hopes the team can travel back to St. Louis on Wednesday, and the team announced on Tuesday that they are tentatively planning to resume their schedule on Friday with a series against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.
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