Red Sox confirm they do have positive COVID-19 tests; Eduardo Rodriguez awaiting his results

Rob Bradford
July 03, 2020 - 12:49 pm

The first day brought the first hurdles for the Red Sox.

With the Red Sox going through their first official workouts during "summer camp" leading into the planned 60-game regular season, manager Ron Roenicke confirmed that the team has experienced "some" positive COVID-19 tests. Roenicke did not reveal which players they were.

Eduardo Rodriguez was not in attendance for the first day of workouts with Roenicke revealing (with the pitcher's permission) that he had been around a sick relative and was awaiting results from his own test.

All players who do test positive during the season are to be placed on the COVID-19 related injured list. To be removed from the list the player would need to receive two negative tests at least 24 hours apart and can't have a fever for at least 72 hours. The player must have also taken an antibody test.

The team is not using the clubhouse with the trainers' room also being moved upstairs in Fenway Park. Players have been assigned suites to use as dressing rooms.