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    • Another four Marlins players tested positive; their season suspended a week.

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The Miami Marlins’ season is postponed through the weekend as the team’s coronavirus outbreak continues. At least four more Marlins tested positive for COVID-19, joining at least a dozen others within the organization.

Also postponed is the series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia, where the Marlins last played despite known cases within the team. No Phillies have tested positive as of Tuesday evening.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has said the bubble concept wouldn’t work in the lengthy, daily schedule of baseball, and that there were protocols built into the restart plan anticipating positive tests.

Still, not having a bubble could prove just as unlikely to work if the Marlins outbreak spreads beyond the team. On Good Morning America, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the Marlins outbreak puts the season in danger, but that it does not need to stop at the moment. No other MLB team has had a positive test since July 24.