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Marlins season paused, Yankees replace them against Orioles, Nationals get some time off

Magneuris Sierra of the Miami Marlins bats against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 26, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

UPDATE 3:08 p.m.: The Nationals will not play this weekend when they were scheduled to face the Marlins in Miami, according to multiple reports.

UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: The updated schedule will have the Marlins off until Monday, the Phillies off until Friday, and the Yankees headed to Baltimore for two days.

The Miami Marlins season has been temporarily suspended while they sort through their Covid-19 outbreak, according to beat writer Craig Mish. They were scheduled to play a ten-game homestand, facing the Baltimore Orioles through Thursday, the Washington Nationals this weekend, and the Philadelphia Phillies next week. There is no return date yet for the team’s season.

The Marlins are dealing with an outbreak of Covid-19, and it’s creating a host of issues with the Major League Baseball calendar. The Orioles, Phillies, Marlins, and New York Yankees, are now all in a holding pattern, and it could further implicate the Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays among others.

The Yankees and Phillies were set to face off this week in Philadelphia, while the Orioles and Marlins were going to face off in Miami. With the Marlins Covid-19 outbreak raising concerns, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported one plan under consideration was to have the Marlins and Phillies quarantine for an undetermined period and have the Yankees travel to Baltimore for two games with the Orioles.

The Marlins were scheduled to face the Washington Nationals this weekend in Miami, but Nationals players voted against playing that series. They were awaiting word from Major League Baseball on the situation, but the pause of the Marlins season effectively answers that concern.