Report: MLB commissioner warns players about season

Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball season in jeopardy
Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 18:33:54-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly told the players union Friday to strengthen COVID-19 precautions or the season will be canceled.

According to a report filed by ESPN baseball writer Jeff Passan, Manfred told the head of the MLB Players Association of the importance of precautions.

The warning comes as six teams were forced to postpone games Friday night because of COVID-19-related tests.

Late Friday afternoon, Passan reported 29 positive tests through Thursday. The bulk of those tests were from players and staff with the Miami Marlins, though at least two players tested positive this week from the St. Louis Cardinals.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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