By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

“The health of our players and staff has been and will continue to be our primary focus as we navigate through these uncharted waters. After a successful Spring 2.0, we have now experienced challenges once we went on the road and left Miami,” said Team CEO Dereck Jeter. “Postponing tonight’s home opener was the correct decision to ensure we take a collective pause and try to properly grasp the totality of this situation.” 

The Marlins haven’t been the only team impacted by the outbreak. The Philadelphia Phillies who hosted the Marlins over the weekend at Citizens Bank Park, also had their Monday and Tuesday night games vs. the Yankees postponed.