Report: Marlins player tests positive for COVID-19, bringing team total to 19


Miami Marlins take batting practice during a baseball workout at Marlins Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Another Miami Marlins player has tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal.

The Marlins were anticipating this result due to contract tracing, Rosenthal reports. The reported number of cases within the organization is now 19, with 17 players having tested positive along with two coaches.

Still in Philadelphia undergoing daily testing, the Marlins are currently scheduled to play again next Tuesday in Miami after having their season temporarily postponed through Sunday.

The Phillies, who were the last team to play the Marlins, also had its games postponed by the MLB through Friday as a precautionary measure while the team awaited further test results.

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