Major League Baseball season could already be in jeopardy

MIAMI (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has talked to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the league’s coronavirus protocols.

A person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press that Manfred and Clark also discussed what needs to be done to finish the season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The conversation between Manfred and Clark, which was first reported by ESPN, comes amid growing concern about baseball’s ability to keep playing in the middle of a pandemic.

Friday's game between Milwaukee and visiting St. Louis had to be postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. The teams are now expected to play a doubleheader on Sunday, and the Cardinals are quarantined in their Milwaukee hotel and say they learned of the positive tests Thursday night.