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Report: Nationals players vote to not play in Miami this weekend

The Marlins Covid-19 outbreak is impacting at least a week’s worth of games.

Sean Doolittle of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Washington, District of Columbia. Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Washington Nationals are scheduled to travel to South Florida this weekend face the Miami Marlins, but Nationals have a lot of players concerned about the Marlins recent Covid-19 outbreak. A “vast majority” of the roster has voted against going to Miami for the three-game series, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

The Nationals players do not have final say on this. Major League Baseball will make the final determination, but the players’ concern about traveling would seemingly factor into the league’s decision

Miami-based reporter Andy Slater tweeted that he’s been told the Marlins will simply remain on the road. The Marlins were scheduled to face the Baltimore Orioles in Miami starting Monday. The first two games were postponed after the Marlins had an outbreak of Covid-19 across half their active roster. The plan was for the Marlins to travel to Baltimore and play the series at Camden Yards, but that remains uncertain with the Marlins Covid issues.

Now, we wait and see if they’ll even play the Orioles series before potentially then traveling the Washington, DC to face the Nationals. This is also assuming the DC government doesn’t put up a fight against having a group of people going through an outbreak come to the city.