July 7, 2020

Four Red Sox Test Positive, Including Eduardo Rodriguez and Bobby Dalbec

Four Red Sox have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2: Eduardo Rodriguez, Bobby Dalbec, Darwinzon Hernandez, and Josh Taylor.

Rodriguez had been Boston's likely Opening Day pitcher. According to MLB's guidelines, each of the four players must have two negative tests at least 24 hours apart from each another and have no fever for 72 hours before he can rejoin the team.

Rodriguez, who was likely exposed to a family member who was sick, tested positive in Florida.

Manager Ron Roenicke:
Anytime anybody is positive now, it impacts what happens at the start of the season just because of the short training camp we have. We'll see how it goes. Some guys are in their rooms and will throw balls up against a mattress or trying to do anything to keep their arm activated ... I can't tell you [Rodriguez is] not going to be ready, because it depends on how far along he is in the stages that he has the virus. ... Josh, we think, is a little further along [in recovering]. ...
Nathan Eovaldi:
It's definitely unfortunate. We wish them a fast recovery, and hopefully it's not as severe for them as it has been for certain people. ... You can do everything you can, but it's still out there.

At least 50 players have tested positive for the virus, as of Tuesday morning, July 6.

(On July 3, MLB stated 31 players had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. But when that news was announced, a majority of teams were still waiting for test results.)
Red Sox (4): Eduardo Rodriguez, P; Bobby Dalbec, INF; Josh Taylor, P; Darwinzon Hernandez, P
Yankees (2): DJ LeMahieu, INF; Luis Cessa, P

Twins (4): Miguel Sano, 3B; Willians Astudillo, C; Nick Gordon, SS; Edwar Colina, P
White Sox (2): unnamed
Royals (1): Salvador Perez, C
Cleveland (1): Delino DeShields, OF
Tigers (1): Unnamed

Rangers (2): Joey Gallo, OF; Brett Martin, P
Astros (2): Unnamed
Mariners: "a few"

Phillies (7?): Unnamed (Pitcher Aaron Nola, outfielder Adam Haseley, and catcher Christian Bethancourt have not reported to camp; Scott Kingery, Tommy Hunter, Hector Neris, and Ranger Suarez were placed on the injured list without explanation.)
Atlanta (4): Freddie Freeman, 1B; Will Smith, P; Touki Toussaint, P; Pete Kozma, INF
Marlins (4): Unnamed
Nationals (2): Unnamed

Cardinals (3): Ricardo Sanchez, P; Genesis Cabrera, P; Elehuris Montero, 3B
Pirates (2): Blake Cederlind, P; Socrates Brito, OF
Brewers: (2): Luis Urias, SS; Angel Perdomo, P

Giants (4): Luis Madero, P; Hunter Bishop, OF; 2 unnamed
Diamondbacks (2): Silvino Bracho; P; Junior Guerra, P
Padres (1): Tommy Pham, OF

1 comment:

Paul Hickman said...

I was pondering the other night "what might stop this season in its tracks" ....... somebody dying or going very close ?

If someone ends up going close in intensive care, ventilator etc. MLB will waiver, yes, no, maybe ? But if someone dies then it's over.