WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Washington Nationals players have voted not to travel to Miami this weekend for a series against the Marlins after players and staff members for the team tested positive for the coronavirus.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Major League Baseball will make the ultimate determination on this matter and adds “it’s hard to see it going against the will of the players.”
Washington Nationals players voted against going to Miami to this weekend following the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak, sources confirm to ESPN. The league, as @Ken_Rosenthal said, will make the ultimate determination, but hard to see it going against the will of the players.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2020
Nine Marlins players and five staff members tested positive for the coronavirus, an outbreak that postponed the team’s flight home Sunday night and stranded them in Philadelphia after their series finale against the Phillies.
The Marlins’ home opener against Baltimore was called off, as was the New York Yankees’ game at Philadelphia. The Yankees would have been in the same clubhouse the Marlins used last weekend.