Brewers home opener postponed after two Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19

Game rescheduled for Sunday as a doubleheader

Christian Yelich. Photo credit: Kirsten Schmitt/Brewers
Christian Yelich. Photo credit: Kirsten Schmitt/Brewers

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 01:04 pm

The Milwaukee Brewers’ home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19.

Major League Baseball announced the news Friday morning, hours before the game’s 1:10 p.m. start at Miller Park.

Friday’s game has been rescheduled for Sunday as part of a doubleheader, while Saturday’s game remains scheduled for 6:10 p.m., MLB said in a news release.

“We are supportive of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions safely allow,” said David Stearns, president of baseball operations and general manager at the Brewers. “The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities.”

The decision comes after 19 players on the Miami Marlins tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, prompting the postponement of several of the team’s games.

The Brewers’ 60-game season began last weekend with a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, followed by a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this week. 

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.

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