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Sport Red Sox place Danny Santana on COVID-19 IL as outbreak continues to worsen

22:35  05 september  2021
22:35  05 september  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

Yairo Munoz latest Red Sox player to test positive for COVID-19 as outbreak spreads

  Yairo Munoz latest Red Sox player to test positive for COVID-19 as outbreak spreads The Red Sox now have a combination of 11 players and coaches sidelined due to the coronavirus. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts; utility man Enrique Hernandez; second baseman Christian Arroyo; and pitchers Matt Barnes, Hirokazu Sawamura and Martin Perez tested positive for COVID-19 while left-hander Josh Taylor and first-base coach Tom Goodwin are in quarantine as close contacts. Quality control coach Ramon Vazquez has also tested positive for the virus. The Red Sox were forced to pull Bogaerts from Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning after he returned a positive COVID-19 test.

The Boston Red Sox COVID-19 outbreak continues to worsen, but the team is continuing to play games.

a baseball player swinging a bat at a ball: Danny Santana is the latest Red Sox player to land on the COVID IL. © Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports Danny Santana is the latest Red Sox player to land on the COVID IL.

Shortly after announcing that right-hander Nick Pivetta had been placed on the COVID-19-related injured list, the Red Sox announced that infielder Danny Santana has also been placed on the list.

The Red Sox now have 11 players on the COVID-19-related IL, including Pivetta, Xander Bogaerts, Enrique Hernandez, Christian Arroyo, Yairo Munoz, Matt Barnes, Hirokazu Sawamura, Martin Perez, Jarren Duran and Josh Taylor.

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Boston's COVID-19 outbreak comes at an unfortunate time as the team continues to battle for a playoff spot in the tight American League. Entering Sunday's game against Cleveland, the Red Sox are third in the American League East with a 79-59 record, eight games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays Rays. They own the second AL wild-card spot, four games ahead of the Oakland Athletics.

In addition to the players, quality control coach Ramon Vazquez has tested positive for the virus and first-base coach Tom Goodwin is in quarantine as a close contact.

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Red Sox place right-hander Nick Pivetta on COVID-19 IL as outbreak worsens

  Red Sox place right-hander Nick Pivetta on COVID-19 IL as outbreak worsens The Red Sox now have a combination of 12 players and coaches sidelined due to the coronavirus. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts; utility man Enrique Hernandez; second baseman Christian Arroyo; infielder Yairo Munoz; and pitchers Matt Barnes, Hirokazu Sawamura and Martin Perez tested positive for COVID-19, while left-hander Josh Taylor and first-base coach Tom Goodwin are in quarantine as close contacts. Quality control coach Ramon Vazquez has also tested positive for the virus.

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