The schedule for the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season will be revealed Monday, July 6 at 5:00pm CST in a one-hour special on MLB Network. The schedule will consist of 40 games again division opponents and 20 Interleague games against teams in the corresponding division (i.e. the Cardinals Interleague games will be against the American League Central teams).
“I think there’s still some doubt that we’re going to have a season now,” says Andrew Miller. #stlcards— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) July 5, 2020
This is all if the season is able to be played, however. Several notable players have already contracted COVID-19 and some have made the decision of opt-out of the season altogether. Players have been photographed at workouts wearing masks in order to help prevent the spread of this potentially devastating illness.
Michael Wacha is one of the few Mets players wearing a mask on the field (all coaches/staffers are doing so as well.) pic.twitter.com/oi5Ae3jDgz— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 3, 2020
A.J. Preller said Tommy Pham tested positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) July 3, 2020
Brian Snitker said Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma all tested positive for COVID-19. Freeman is still battling a fever. Smith and Toussaint have been asymptomatic. These are the only four Braves who are known to have tested positive.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 4, 2020
Whether having a season is a wise decision or not, there will be a schedule announcement Monday evening. It is the first real baseball news we have gotten in a while, so that is exciting.
Opening day for the Pirates will be July 24 in St. Louis, according to a source. They’ll start the season with three games vs. the Cardinals.— Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) July 5, 2020
Less exciting, here are the Cardinals that have tested positive for COVID-19, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
#Cardinals have two more positive tests -- pitchers Sanchez and Cabrera -- and that brings the team total to three. Please keep in mind that these two were not counted in 38 positive tests reported by #MLB, #MLBPA on Friday. #stlcards #MLB— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) July 4, 2020
A update from President of Baseball Operations, John Mozeliak:— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 5, 2020
Elehuris Montero has tested positive for COVID-19. He is self-isolating and is currently asymptomatic. We are still awaiting results from earlier tests and will provide an update as information becomes available.
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The first set of results for COVID-19 testing have been jointly announced by @MLB and the @MLB_PLAYERS. pic.twitter.com/zlqZPuxLxh— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) July 3, 2020
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Cabrera was known to be part of the group on an MLB charter from the Dominican Republic traveling to the US and then on to St. Louis.— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) July 4, 2020
Carlos Martínez, Ivan Herrera and Elehuris Montero were also among that group. They have not been seen publicly at Busch in the last two days.
Adam Wainwright says that a group of #stlcards veterans - himself, Yadier Molina, Matt Wieters, Dexter Fowler, Andrew Miller - made it clear to younger players that they would be hearing about it in a hurry if they were discovered to be stepping out of line.— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) July 5, 2020
A DeJong-proof new Big Mac Land logo. #Cardinals #MLB pic.twitter.com/bMKyEw3TKr— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) July 3, 2020
Mike Shildt says he was told Jack Flaherty looked like he was mid-July form. #STLCards @101espn— Alex Ferrario (@Ferrario101ESPN) July 3, 2020
Hey @cardinals fans and #cardinalnation look who just joined @BookCameo ! The base stealing 1985 NL #rookieoftheyear #VinceColeman. Just go to https://t.co/mHIi1fnPHC and he can send shout outs for any occasion! https://t.co/7bNY2yNuTZ— Ozzie Smith (@STLWizard) July 3, 2020
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Amir Garrett said he was teammate Joey Votto referenced in his editorial. Garrett said "at first he didn't hear me out." and then a few days later, "he came back and said, 'I'm sorry.'" The editorial "meant a lot." "You can see the kindness of someone's heart"— C. トレント・ローズクランズ (@ctrent) July 6, 2020