Commissioner says season will go on

August 1st, 2020

The 2020 season will go on, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Saturday. 

"We are playing," Manfred told ESPN's Karl Ravech. 

Manfred's statement comes after a slate of games around the league were postponed due to players and personnel on multiple teams testing positive for the coronavirus. He went on to say "We have had to be fluid, but it is manageable." 

The Marlins and Phillies have not played since Opening Weekend due to a series of positive COVID-19 tests following their series in Philadelphia. But MLB announced Saturday that the Marlins are now scheduled to resume play Tuesday against the Orioles in Baltimore, and the Phillies are scheduled to play Monday against the Yankees in New York.

The Cardinals-Brewers game Saturday was also postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the coronavirus. But there were no positive tests reported Friday from any other teams besides St. Louis, Miami and Philadelphia.