Four more Miami Marlins test positive for COVID-19, bringing team total to 17

Four more members of the Miami Marlins have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. 

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity due to the confidential nature of the information.

The four positives bring the total of active cases for the Marlins to 17, with two of those cases being coaches. This came after one player, Jorge Alfaro, was placed on the injured list Friday with no reason given. 

On Sunday, pitcher Jose Urena was scratched from his scheduled start and two other regulars – Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez – were also out of the lineup. 

The Marlins opened the season against the Philadelphia Phillies and played Sunday's game despite scratching three starters before first pitch.

The positive tests forced Major League Baseball to postpone the Phillies' series against the New York Yankees and the Marlins' series in Miami against the Baltimore Orioles. 

Meanwhile, the Phillies did not report any positive tests from a teamwide survey taken Monday. That may enable them to play the Yankees in a two-game series in New York beginning Wednesday, although it can take days for positive tests to emerge.

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