Zika Virus Fears In Puerto Rico Force MLB To Move Games Back To US
Players from the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins raised concerns with the league after learning more about Zika from the CDC.By Eugene Daniels | May 6, 2016
If you were expecting to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Miami Marlins on neutral territory in Puerto Rico, you're about to be very, very disappointed.
Major League Baseball announced Friday the two games scheduled for the end of May were relocated because of the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found more than 600 cases of the virus in Puerto Rico.
The league released a statement that said the "MLB and the Players Association did everything possible to adequately address the concerns raised by players and still play the games in Puerto Rico, but despite extensive efforts, they were unable to develop a workable solution."