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Marlins who tested positive for coronavirus heading back to South Florida

FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, a worker sprays the dugout rail to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, before the Miami Marlins' baseball practice at Marlins Park in Miami. The Marlins, one of the most under-the-radar teams in sports, have making news lately, all of it bad. Overtaken by a coronavirus outbreak, the team must scramble for roster replacements as they try salvage a season barely underway. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, a worker sprays the dugout rail to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, before the Miami Marlins' baseball practice at Marlins Park in Miami. The Marlins, one of the most under-the-radar teams in sports, have making news lately, all of it bad. Overtaken by a coronavirus outbreak, the team must scramble for roster replacements as they try salvage a season barely underway. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – The 18 Miami Marlins players who tested positive for COVID-19 will now take buses back to South Florida to begin a quarantine period, per a source with knowledge of the situation. ESPN first reported the details.

The players will not return to their homes, but will instead enter a single isolation site until they pass the necessary protocols to leave.

The rest of the team will remain in a Philadelphia hotel through the weekend while Major League Baseball determines where they will play next.

The team hasn’t played since Sunday, but a source confirms that another player tested positive on Friday.