After Marlins cluster, Matheny says league must work together to combat virus

Mike Matheny
Posted at 9:50 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 22:50:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The cluster of COVID-19 cases reportedly confirmed in the Miami Marlins organization sent shock waves through Major League Baseball Monday.

Reacting to the postponement of two games and increasing uncertainty around the league, Kansas City Royals Manager Mike Matheny urged each team to hold steadfast to stringent safety policies.

“A massive outbreak on any club,” Matheny said. “That’s the only time when we’re going to pull for another team... We’re going to pull for them to all stay healthy.”

The Royals game versus Detroit went on as scheduled Monday night. Kansas City tied a franchise record for six home runs in a game en route to a 14-6 victory.

“Hopefully it’s just an anomaly,” Royals Second Baseman Whit Merrifield said. “Hopefully, something happened that shouldn’t have happened and we can learn from it and move forward."

Each Miami Marlin traveling with the team was reportedly tested again Sunday night and will remain quarantined at the team hotel outside Philadelphia until the results determine a course of action.