Mozeliak mentioned the staff has additionally used plenty of fast exams, which they will get from Mercy Hospital. That’s a part of retracing the contact gamers have had with teammates or others who’ve examined constructive. The Cardinals deputized Matt Gifford, vp of stadium operations, to be the lead on their COVID-19 practices, and two individuals doing contact tracing for gamers. One is assistant common supervisor Moises Rodriguez.
The Cardinals had 5 gamers on MLB’s constitution flight from the Dominican Republic, three of whom had been headed for the key league camp: Cabrera, Montero, and Martinez. The primary two have constructive checks. The opposite two Cardinals on the flight, pitcher Angel Rondon and catcher Julio Rodriguez, are headed to the alternate camp in Springfield, Mo. The size of their time collectively might qualify all gamers for the followup take a look at attributable to contact.
“By way of the constitution — is there an explosion of COVID? My understanding is not any,” Mozeliak mentioned. “I haven’t heard something of it being rampant by way of baseball.”
The Cardinals have moreover tried to stay conscious of the whereabouts of their gamers, a few of which is shared on social media. Officers did see images from Jim Edmonds’ current 50th celebration and middle fielder Harrison Bader’s attendance. Mozeliak mentioned it gave the staff pause, and Bader was examined the following day. He was cleared and has participated in each exercise.