Red Sox Top Pitcher & Prospect Both Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Red Sox players Eduardo Rodriguez and Bobby Dalbec have both tested positive for COVID-19, according to Boston manager Ron Roenicke.

Rodriguez was projected to be the Sox top starting pitcher this season. The team believes he will still be ready for the start of the season. The Red Sox start the season July 24th against the Baltimore Orioles.

Dalbec, an infielder, is viewed as the Red Sox third-best prospect by MLB.com. He’s the closest top prospect to the major leagues after spending part of the 2019 season with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.

Neither player has been seen at Fenway Park’s Summer Camp this week.

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