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St. Louis Cardinals return to play after being hit hard by COVID-19



Yadier Molina (Photo by Johnmaxmena - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

The St. Louis Cardinals have suffered a COVID-19 outbreak.

The team has not played a game since Wednesday, July 29, after having 13 positive tests including seven players.

The Cardinals announced Tuesday that Yadier Molina is one of the players who tested positive. Molina confirmed the information on social media.

“I am saddened to have tested positive for COVID-19, even after adhering to safety guidelines that were put in place,” Molina wrote in Spanish on the post. “I will do everything within my power to return as soon as possible for Cardinals fans, the city of St. Louis and my teammates. As I recover, I request that you please respect my privacy and family in my absence from the team.”

The Cardinals announced that players Edmundo Sosa, Rangel Ravelo, Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley were among those hit by COVID-19. These players gave permission to the team to release their names. The team has been quarantining in a Milwaukee hotel.

Tuesday, the Cardinals announced the MLB cleared them to travel and return to play after multiple players received negative COVID-19 results.

The Cardinals are scheduled to play the Cubs Friday at 7:15 p.m.

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