Reds player reportedly tests positive for COVID-19
|Saturday, August 15, 2020, 8:47 AM- -|
This is not good news.
According to multiple reports, a Cincinnati Reds players has tested positive for COVID-19.
ESPN's Jeff Passan posted that the game Saturday will likely be canceled.
"Saturday’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates is likely to be postponed after a Reds player tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell ESPN.
"The fallout is unclear — will be for days. But after the Marlins and Cardinals outbreaks, avoiding another is vital."
Hopefully this is just one player on the team that gets a positive test because we know how fast things can spiral out of control like in previous cases with the Marlins and Cardinals.
The team will now quarantine the player and do contract tracing.
Update: The game today between the Reds and Pirates have been postponed.
A Reds player has tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell The Athletic. Team defeated Pirates on Friday night, scheduled to host them again at 6:10 p.m. ET on Saturday. Status of that game not yet known.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 15, 2020
Today's game between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed in the wake of the positive COVID-19 test on the Reds, a source familiar with the situation tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 15, 2020