'I don't know what our future looks like': 2 more Cardinals players test positive

Following 2 additional positive tests for COVID-19 by St. Louis Cardinals players, the weekend series vs the Cubs has been postponed.

Sam Masterson
August 07, 2020 - 12:15 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Three more positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals organization have caused the weekend series vs the Chicago Cubs to be postponed. 

Pitcher Ryan Helsley and outfielder Austin Dean both tested positive as well as an unnamed staff member. Helsley had a low grade fever, but the other two were asymptomatic.

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"I don't know what our future looks like at this point," Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak told the media Friday evening. "For all the optimism we had a couple days ago, it's frustrating for everyone involved."

Through contact tracing, Mozeliak said the team believes the new positive individuals were likely infected in Milwaukee. 

All members of the traveling party and anyone who had access to the clubhouse yesterday are now quarantining. 

On Monday, the Cardinals confirmed 13 members of its traveling party has tested positive for the virus in the previous week. The Cardinals had seven games postponed due to the outbreak. 

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The Cubs are the only team in baseball to not have a positive COVID-19 test since intake testing took place before day one of Summer Camp.

The Cardinals had five doubleheaders added to its schedule to accommodate for the seven games missed last week against the Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers.

On Wednesday the Cardinals returned home from Milwaukee where they had been self-quarantined in their hotel for nearly a week. The 13 people who previously tested positive were already back in St. Louis. 

Since arriving in St. Louis, the team had two practices at Busch Stadium and have been tested every day.

Before Friday's postponement, the Cardinals were scheduled to play 55 games in 52 days to complete a 60-game season. 

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