MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins scraped right-hander Jose Urena out of his scheduled start Sunday at Philadelphia and postponed their postgame trip residence amid worries about a potential coronavirus outbreak inside the group.
No motive was given for Urena being scraped from the series finale, which Miami won 11-6.
Manager Don Mattingly stated the Marlins decided to wait till Monday to depart Philadelphia, and they intended to arrive at Miami hours prior to their home opener against Baltimore. The trip may be created while multiple players stay in Philadelphia.
“The men that tested positive are quarantined in Philly,” Mattingly said. The group made no roster moves following the match.
Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro went to the injured list hours prior to the season opener Friday in Philadelphia. The Marlins did not provide a motive but they anticipated Alfaro to return this year.
The group’s precarious health increased anew doubts regarding MLB’s capacity to complete the season in a pandemic. Back in Cincinnati, Reds second baseman Mike Moustakas and centre fielder Nick Senzel felt ill Sunday, a day after a teammate went to the injured list since he tested positive for COVID-19.
The Marlins’ choice to postpone their trip home has been created with household members in mind.
“We’re comfortable flying as a team afterwards,” Mattingly said. “We are talking about those men traveling back home to their own families and their children, and it is why we would like to be safe”
Many Marlins players texted each other regarding the group’s health problems prior to Sunday’s match, but there wasn’t any discussion of falling to play, shortstop Miguel Rojas stated.
“This was not our mindset,” Rojas said. “We knew this might occur sooner or later. We arrived into the ballpark ready to perform ”
Said Mattingly:”It is reasonable to say men are worried about matters. They need how they are considering the scenario to be noticed. I believe it’s reasonable. We are talking about wellness.”
Right-hander Robert Dugger stated he learned at 8:30 a.m. he would filling in for Urena. Dugger said the Marlins are braced for the doubt that accompanies attempting to hold a year in a pandemic.
“There is nothing we could do,” he explained. “It is out of our hands. We do the best we could with all the masks and social distancing and that, and hope for the best.”
The Marlins played game titles in Atlanta on Tuesday and Wednesday from the Braves, who have been with their best two catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d’Arnaud, after both players showed symptoms of this coronavirus.
Mattingly failed to state whether he believed the Marlins’ wellness problems were associated with the Atlanta stop. However he said he will be delighted to return to Miami, although it’s a popular place for its pandemic.
“It seems safer in Miami than anyplace,” Mattingly said. “You feel secure in the ballpark; I’m secure with my environment going home. It is a whole lot scarier on the street.”
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