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Red Sox place Duran on COVID-19 IL

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The Boston Red Sox announced Friday they have placed rookie outfielder Jarren Duran on the COVID-19 related injured list.

Duran tested negative for the virus multiple times, per The Boston Globe's Alex Speier. He was placed on the COVID-19 IL due to his symptoms.

As a corresponding move, the Red Sox recalled infielder Jonathan Arauz from Triple-A Worcester.

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Red Sox closer Matt Barnes recently missed a game after being placed on the COVID-19 related IL, but he was activated the following day after not turning in a positive test. Manager Alex Cora said Friday that Barnes and Duran's situations are similar.

The Red Sox will begin a four-game series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. First pitch for Game 1 is set for 7:07 p.m. ET.