AP source: Pirates-Marlins Games in Puerto Rico likely to be moved because of Zika

Marlins players attended a seminar on Zika that heightened concerns about playing the games in San Juan on May 30-31

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MIAMI (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says there’s a very good chance the Miami Marlins’ two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus.

The person spoke about the situation to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the teams say no decision has been made.

Marlins players attended a seminar on Zika that heightened concerns about playing the games in San Juan on May 30-31, team player representative Tom Koehler said. An announcement is expected by the end of the week regarding whether the games will be played as scheduled or moved, Koehler said.

Koehler said there’s a lot of concern within the Marlins clubhouse about playing in Puerto Rico.

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