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July 27 (Reuters) - Just four days after beginning a truncated coronavirus-delayed season, Major League Baseball ran into a serious obstacle on Monday with the postponement of two scheduled games due to a COVID-19 outbreak among Miami Marlins players.

 https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN24S28H 

Reuters: According to an ESPN report, at least 13 Marlins players have tested positive in recent days.

"They need to suspend games, do aggressive contact tracing, and see how bad this outbreak is," Dr Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, wrote on Twitter.

Reuters: "I don't know if MLB can resume the season. But, without aggressive action and vigilance, there is little hope we'll see more baseball without more outbreaks," Jha said.

Reuters: "Part of the reason I'm at home right now is because players health wasn't being put first. I can see that hasn't changed," Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price, who opted out of the season due to the pandemic, said on Twitter.

ESPN: "I don't put this in the nightmare category," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "It's not a positive thing, but I don't see it as a nightmare. ... That's why we have the expanded rosters. That's why we have the pool of additional players."

 https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29550004/rob-manfred-says-marlins-outbreak-not-nightmare-scenario 

ESPN: "We built protocols anticipating that we would have positive tests at some point during the season," Manfred told MLB Network. "The protocols were built to allow us to play through those positives. We believe the protocols are adequate to keep our players safe."


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