January 25, 2021

Report: Friday's Sox-Cardinals game could be postponed

It looks like the White Sox are going to have another day off Friday.

The Sox took a break Thursday, when they were initially scheduled to play the Cardinals in the "Field of Dreams" game at Dyersville, Iowa.

That was postponed due to scheduling logistics caused by COVID-19.

The revised schedule had the White Sox and St. Louis playing a three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field starting Friday. According to multiple reports, the opener has been postponed.

USA Today reported Major League Baseball is going to have the Sox and Cardinals play a doubleheader Saturday to make up Friday's game. The White Sox and St. Louis might play the doubleheader on Sunday.

The Cardinals have been dealing with a coronavirus outbreak that currently numbers 17 positive tests.

St. Louis is 2-3 and hasn't played a game since July 29.

On Wednesday, White Sox manager Rick Renteria was asked about the uncertainties surrounding this weekend's series.

"Really, nobody knows right?" Renteria said. "They've been down for a while. We've yet to receive ... we don't know who's on their staff in terms of players. We have to navigate and keep it fluid till we have a better understanding."

If they are able to get on the field against the Sox this weekend, the Cardinals will remain in Chicago and play the Cubs at Wrigley Field Monday through Wednesday.