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Red Sox place Santana, Pivetta on COVID IL

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The Red Sox announced Sunday that outfielder Danny Santana and pitcher Nick Pivetta have been placed on the COVID-19 related injury list, bringing the total number of Boston players currently on this list to 11.

As a result, the team also announced it has recalled outfielder Franchy Cordero and right-handed pitcher Kutter Crawford from Triple-A Worcester. 

Crawford will start Sunday afternoon's series finale versus the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park.

Boston entered Sunday with a four-game win streak and a four-game lead over the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners for the second wild card playoff spot in the American League.