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Decision Made On Tonight's Phillies vs. Yankees Game

A general view of the Philadelphia Phillies stadium.

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 18: A general view of Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Montreal Expos on April 18, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Expos 5-4. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The MLB is officially facing its first major crisis of the 2020 season. Due to a major COVID-19 outbreak in the Miami Marlins' clubhouse, the regular season could be in jeopardy.

Since Friday, 15 players on the Marlins have tested positive for the coronavirus. That number is alarmingly high, and to make matters worse, the team played against the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend.

As a result, the MLB canceled Monday's game between the Phillies and Yankees. It's important that Philadelphia's testing results show that Miami didn't spread the virus to another team's clubhouse.

New York and Philadelphia were scheduled to face off once again today, but that won't be happening. MLB insider Joel Sherman of the New York Post first broke the news about the league postponing yet another game between the Phillies and Yankees.

Sherman is also reporting that Philadelphia's test results are encouraging at the moment.

The Phillies and Yankees are slated to play on Wednesday night as well. If the tests results for both teams are negative - which is a positive in the medical field - the MLB could make them play a doubleheader to make up for one of the postponed games.

Outside of the Baltimore-Miami and New York-Philadelphia series, the MLB has been operating with a business-as-usual mentality.

Perhaps some of the blame here belongs to the MLB for its lack of strict protocols, but Miami definitely needs to be responsible for its actions. The Marlins knew certain players tested positive over the weekend and still decided to play against the Phillies.

Hopefully, the MLB can learn from this mistake and keep the season alive in the process.