Marlins received another positive Covid-19 test among their players, bringing the total number of worrying 18 cases to Daniel Alvarez Montes from the El ExtraBase news (via Twitter). Marlins also have two positive cases on their coaches / trainers, representing a total of 20 members of the team’s travel group.
In better news for the Marlins, a veteran confederator Matt Joycewho missed the entire summer camp, was tested negative and was approved to join the team, according to Craig Mish SportsGrid (Twitter link). To be clear, Joyce was not included among the 18 positive cases of Marlins that have appeared since Opening Day.
The entire alternative training site in Miami was recently tested negative and added several new players through exemptions and free agencies as they try to offset the huge fees that Covid-19 has had on their team. However, it is worrying that players continue to test positively, even though it has been five days since the team completed the final game of the opening series against the Phillies. Miami is currently criticized for continuing the game early next week, but it is unclear whether it will have positive positive tests.
Certainly the main problem is the risk of further spread of Covid-19 infections throughout the league, but there is also the question that the Marlins will be able to compile a list of major leagues whenever they try to return to the pitch. The team has other players in reserve in its substitute training position, but only four leagues from the group that opened the season had experience (Ryan Lavarnway. Travis Snider. Jordan Yamamoto and Josh A. Smith).
Marlins has been arguing ever since Mike Morin. Justin Shafer and Josh D. Smith exceptions to the signature may be waived Logan Forsythe and Pat VenditteTheir addition is crucial because Marlins decided to admit a very young group to an alternating camp for development purposes. A dozen players are 22 years or younger – many of them are not very prepared for MLB. Joyce will probably need some time to climb to their alternate position, but in the relatively near future he will give Fish a much-needed opportunity.
Earlier this week, Commissioner Rob Manfred said the Marlins outbreak was not considered a “nightmare” scenario, although there were more than 11 current 18 positive points on the list at the time. However, positive tests from the opening had been limited to the Marlins until the morning, the cardinals now reportedly had a positive test of two players, which caused the postponement of their planned game in Milwaukee.