Pirates-Cardinals three-game series postponed

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PITTSBURGH – The Pirates-Cardinals three-game series has been postponed while St. Louis deals with a COVID-19 outbreak.

ESPN Senior Writer Buster Olney confirmed the news in a tweet just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Pirates canceled their flight to St. Louis scheduled for Sunday evening.

Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt said some players who have tested positive for COVID-19 have had to go to the emergency room.

“There’s people that have symptoms and have had a few visits to the ER for some IV’s and a little more clarity. Nobody has had to stay,” Schildt said.

Major League Baseball released a statement saying the decision comes in light of the most recent positive coronavirus test results.

“MLB and the Club believe it is prudent to conduct additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play,” MLB said in a statement.

The Cardinals have not played since July 30. The Cardinals have now postponed 13 games due to the outbreak.

The Cardinals are scheduled to play a doubleheader in Detroit against the Tigers on Thursday, August 13.

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