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Brewers home opener against Cardinals postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests

Updated: 10:45 a.m. on Friday, July 1

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Major League Baseball confirms the Milwaukee Brewers home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals is being postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests.

The following statement was released on Friday, July 31:

"Today’s scheduled game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park has been rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:10 p.m. (CT). The rescheduling as a result of two positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals’ organization is consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted. Saturday’s game between the Clubs will remain as scheduled for 6:10 p.m. (CT). Major League Baseball will continue to provide updates as appropriate."

Brewers' President - Baseball Operations and General Manager David Stearns released the following statement:

"We are supportive of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone today’s game and look forward to playing our home opener as soon as conditions safely allow. The health and safety of our players and employees are, and will continue to be, our top priorities." 

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Posted: 8:49 a.m. on Friday, July 31

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A reporter for the MLB Network says the Milwaukee Brewers home opener is being postponed Friday, July 31 due to positive COVID-19 tests in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson set to make his Milwaukee debut, tweeted early Friday.

A New York Post baseball columnist is also reporting the postponement. 

A Cardinals beat writer for St. Louis Post-Dispatch is also confirming the report.


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