12:25 PM PT -- 7/28 -- MLB just announced they have cancelled the Marlins games through Sunday so the players and coaches can focus on getting healthy.
7/28 -- More bad news for the Miami Marlins ... 4 more players have tested positive for COVID, bringing the total number of positive tests for players to 15.
7:19 AM PT -- As we previously reported, 2 coaches had also tested positive -- so the total number of positive tests within the organization is at 17.
Multiple games have been postponed as a result of the outbreak -- including Tuesday night's Yankees vs. Phillies game.
The Marlins played the Phillies over the weekend -- and Phillies players are currently being quarantined and tested before they play another game.
9:34 AM PT -- Eleven, not 12, players are COVID-19 positive on the Marlins ... MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal clarified Monday.
9:08 AM PT -- MLB now says it's working with the Players Association, the Marlins, the Orioles, the Phillies and Club medical staffs to find out the scope of the exposure.
We're assuming they're also trying to figure out what the hell to do next.
Marlins CEO Derek Jeter also issued a statement saying the team is trying to "properly grasp the totality of this situation."
"The health of our players and staff has been and will continue to be our primary focus as we navigate through these unchartered waters."
The team added, "We have conducted another round of testing for our players and staff, and our team will all remain in Philadelphia pending the results of those tests, which we expect later today."
7:43 AM PT -- The Yankees vs. Phillies game scheduled for Monday in Philly has been canceled, says The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
The Phillies played the Marlins on Sunday in Philadelphia and there are concerns players, coaches and other staff could have contracted it.
12 Miami Marlins players -- and 2 coaches -- have tested positive for coronavirus ... and now their Monday night game has been canceled.
The Marlins were scheduled to leave Philadelphia after their series with the Phillies -- and travel back to Florida to play the Baltimore Orioles in their home opener on Monday, but now that's off according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
The Marlins will remain in Philly -- the flight back off -- and the team will continue to quarantine and undergo testing there until they are cleared to leave.
We already knew 4 players had tested positive over the weekend -- but the team and Major League Baseball were all hoping it wouldn't spread.
But now, seems everyone's worst fears were realized -- the team is dealing with a medical crisis and MLB is scrambling to figure out what to do next.
The 2020 season only began on Thursday -- and already one team has a major COVID issue. Not a great start.
The Marlins played the Phillies in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon -- so now, ya gotta wonder if that team is dealing with an epidemic as well!
Besides the players and coaches, MLB must be concerned about umpires, reporters, staffers and others who were at the stadium interacting with the team.
ALSO, THE YANKEES ARE SUPPOSED TO PLAY THE PHILLIES IN PHILLY ON MONDAY.
The big question -- will the Yankees actually play the game? Will they bail? This is all developing.
Basically, this is a doomsday scenario for MLB.
MLB ratings have been way up since the season kicked off on Thursday — in fact, the opening day games on ESPN scored the network its biggest numbers for an MLB regular-season game since 2011.