Red Sox Announce Eduardo Rodriguez, Bobby Dalbec Tested Positive For COVID-19


One of the Red Sox’s best players and one of their top prospects have COVID-19.

Boston manager Ron Roenicke on Tuesday announced that pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and infield prospect Bobby Dalbec recently tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus currently responsible for a global pandemic. Dalbec apparently is asymptomatic while Rodriguez has progressed after initially dealing with symptoms.

The news arrived three days after the Red Sox announced lefty pitchers Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Roenicke revealed Rodriguez and Dalbec’s positive tests Tuesday during a Zoom call with reporters. Here’s a recap from NESN’s Tom Caron:

Rodriguez is coming off a career-year with the Red Sox. The 27-year old lefty went 19-6 with a 3.81 ERA over 34 starts in 2020.

Dalbec, considered Boston’s best power-hitting prospect, hit 27 homers last season between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket.

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