MLB has made it official that the Reds game tonight in Kansas City has been postponed and the league is looking at a double-header of 7-inning games tomorrow. No word yet on which player(s) will be held out of the series.
The Reds characterize the additional delay as “an abundance of caution.” MLB sources refer to this schedule as “just to be safe” or “cautious.” But those statements are not correct. A postponement is being safer and more cautious than it would be going ahead with the game.
But giving the go-ahead tomorrow isn’t safe or cautious.
Reds players, coaches, etc. were exposed to Player A as recently as Friday night. The *average* incubation period is thought to be 4-5 days maybe as high as 7, with the outer edge 14.
The word “abundance” means a large quantity of something. Negative test results so far are a good sign. But those involved are still nowhere near out of the enhanced risk period. That includes Reds players, coaches, staff and the people they go home to.
It hasn’t even been 4 full days yet since the last known exposure.