The Boston Red Sox have been impacted by COVID-19 again.
Bench coach Will Venable has tested positive for the virus, per the NESN broadcast of Red Sox-Blue Jays. First base coach Tom Godwin was ruled as a close contact of the assistant coach, and was absent from Game 1 against Toronto as a result.
The two join designated hitter J.D. Martinez and outfielder Jarren Duran in quarantine, who await their results at the team hotel.
Matt Barnes recently had a virus scare that landed him in protocols, but the closer never tested positive and returned from the COVID-19-related injury list after one day.
Hopefully it’s a similar situation for Martinez and Duran and a bigger outbreak is avoided.