Yadier Molina, Paul DeJong among 6 Cardinals players to test positive for COVID-19

The St. Louis Cardinals have been dealing with a pretty serious COVID-19 outbreak on their team. They announced on Monday that 13 members of the Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, including six players.

The Cardinals announced the names of those six players on Tuesday: catcher Yadier Molina, infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa, Rangel Ravelo, and pitchers Junior Fernández and Kodi Whitley. All players gave the Cardinals permission to share their COVID-19 diagnosis.

Molina and DeJong, the two most prominent Cardinals players to test positive, both shared statements about their positive tests.

Cardinals currently quarantining

As of Monday, the Cards were quarantining in Milwaukee. They’ve been there since Friday, where they were supposed to play against the Milwaukee Brewers. Instead, on Friday morning, they learned of the team’s first two positive tests. The series against the Brewers was postponed and the Cardinals stayed put to quarantine. More positives occurred in the following days, with the Cards announcing 13 total on Monday.

GM John Mozeliak said on Monday that 8 of the 13 people who tested positive are showing symptoms (low-grade fever, sniffles, cough, headache). It’s not known which of the six players are showing symptoms, including Molina and DeJong.

Mozeliak said that he hopes the team can travel back to St. Louis on Wednesday, and the team announced on Tuesday that they are tentatively planning to resume their schedule on Friday with a series against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina have tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina have tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina have tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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