Will the Pirates-Reds Game Be Postponed, Cancelled Tonight?

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Sources have confirmed that a Cincinnati Reds player has tested positive for Covid-19. 

The teams were informed of the positive test after their game in Cincinnati on Friday. The reported positive came on the eve of the St. Louis Cardinals, who have not played since July 29, returning to the field against the Chicago White Sox.

Outside of the Cardinals players, no positive tests have been recorded over the past two weeks.

The Reds began immediate contact tracing.

This is not the first time the Reds are dealing with coronavirus concerns. 

Third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Nick Senzel self-reported symptoms and spent days on the injured list before negative tests allowed them to be reinstated. First baseman Joey Votto spent one day on the IL before returning. And while infielder Matt Davidson tested positive, follow-up tests were negative, leading to the belief his first result was a false positive. 

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This game is scheduled to start at 6:10 pm ET.

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