The first day of Red Sox Summer Camp wasn’t all smiles and sunshine.
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Friday that the team had “some positive coronavirus tests.”
Roenicke did not say which players tested positive for COVID-19, citing MLB rules. He also said that MLB rules prohibit him from saying how many players have tested positive.
Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez did not report to camp and is awaiting the results of his test after he came in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus, Roenicke told reporters. Roenicke said that Rodriguez allowed him to share why he wasn’t at Summer Camp on Friday, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald.
If a player tests positive for COVID-19, they will be placed on the Injured List but the team cannot announce if they tested positive for the coronavirus, MLB said Tuesday.
While the team has been affected by the coronavirus, Roenicke said that there aren’t any “baseball-type” injuries to report.
The Red Sox did place some social distancing guidelines in Fenway Park for Summer Camp. Players’ locker rooms were moved from the clubhouse to the luxury suites, with two players in each suite. Workout areas were placed throughout the concourse of Fenway.