The St. Louis Cardinals have had 16 total individuals test positive for COVID-19.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt gave some insight on what it’s been like to be in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak and how some of his players have reacted to the virus. He told KMOX Radio in St. Louis that some individuals have had to go to the emergency room and receive IVs as a result of the virus.
While no members of the Cardinals have had to remain in the hospital, Shildt made it clear that the virus is something that needs to be taken very seriously. He reported that most of those infected are experiencing multiple symptoms.
We have to remember that these are extremely healthy athletes who are having trouble with the virus. If they can have serious problems with it, anyone can.
The Cardinals want to get back on the field as soon as possible.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Monday’s game between the Cardinals and Pirates is has been canceled. Now, the entire series is in jeopardy.
The Cardinals haven’t played since July 29 after the team returned multiple positive tests. As of Sunday, nine total players have tested positive for the virus.
The Cardinals are the second team to have a substantial outbreak in MLB, after the Marlins had 18 players test positive in July. However, the Marlins have somehow been able to recover from the debilitating outbreak and have played their last six games. What is even more extraordinary is that they are 7-2 and currently sit atop the NL East.
The Cardinals will look to follow in their footsteps and get back on the field as soon as possible. They’ll need to string together negative tests across the locker room before they return in order to minimize risk of exposure for the opposing team.