MLB cancels Marlins home opener, as 14 players and coaches test positive for coronavirus

The team is currently stranded in Philadelphia

Updated: July 27, 2020 - 11:45am

The MLB has reportedly canceled the Miami Marlins' home opening game, as it is revealed that 14 of the players and coaches have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 

The Marlins are currently in Philadelphia where they played this weekend. On Sunday, the team beat the Phillies 11-6 before delaying their travel plans due to concerns over the virus. 

The team's catcher, Jorge Alfaro, was diagnosed Friday, followed promptly by a slew of other players and team personnel. 

The team was meant to return to Miami on Monday to face-off against the Baltimore Orioles.