Cardinals to Return from 17-Day COVID Hiatus with Saturday Doubleheader vs. White Sox

Sam Masterson
August 13, 2020 - 5:40 pm

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox game on Friday has been postponed and will be made up on Saturday as a doubleheader in Chicago. It comes as there's been some good news reported with no new positive tests among Cardinals players and staff within the last four days.

If the Cardinals do resume games on Saturday, the team will have gone 17 days without playing a game. 

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak updated media on Thursday afternoon, announcing that one additional staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. However, the positive test happened over the weekend, Mozeliak says. 

Mozeliak called this weekend the start of a "second chance" at this season and expressed some confidence on getting back to playing games this weekend. 

"This is very real and we're excited about that," Mozeliak says. 

To replace the 10 players that have tested positive, Mozeliak announced the callup of the organization's No. prospect in outfielder Dylan Carlson, as well as some others who will be making their debuts on a Major League roster. He also announced the return of fan-favorite and former player Jose Oquendo as third base coach for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals will be traveling on Friday to Chicago, in a bit of a unorthodox way. They will not be taking the team charter and have instead rented "41 cars" for players and staff to drive. There's also a bus for that some players and staff who "were not a part of the quarantine" that will ride on.

MLB is expected to release an update of changes to the Cardinals schedule on Friday. 

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