Major League Baseball's return to play hit an unfortunate snag today.
The Miami Marlins' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles has been canceled, according to multiple reports. The NL East franchise has reportedly had a team-wide outbreak of the coronavirus.
Multiple Marlins players missed Sunday's series finale in Philadelphia after testing positive. Now, several more players have tested positive, as Miami has a legitimate outbreak in their clubhouse.
ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan reports that eight more players and two coaches have tested positive for COVID-19. The Marlins' team total is now at 14 positive cases, according to reports.
Miami's home opener against Baltimore has been canceled.
The Marlins reportedly remain in Philadelphia with several of their players and coaches having tested positive. It's unclear what the next steps are exactly.
The Marlins played the Phillies on Sunday despite several of their players being out with positive tests. Miami took two of three games from Philadelphia in the opening series of the season.
Positive tests are going to be a part of sports returning, but team-wide outbreaks could halt things pretty quickly. Major League Baseball needs to make sure that the Marlins do not spread this to anyone else, though that could have already happened in Philadelphia.
Stay tuned for the latest on this developing situation.