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Red Sox player tested positive for COVID-19 after exposure in hometown

Red Sox player tested positive for COVID-19 after exposure in hometown

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the Boston Red Sox less than other organizations, but they're still not immune.

A player on the Red Sox' 40-man roster recently tested positive for COVID-19 while in his hometown, Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom confirmed Wednesday in a Zoom call with reporters.

The player was exposed to the virus "a couple weeks ago" and was asymptomatic, Bloom said, adding that the matter is now "resolved."

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The unidentified player is the second member of the Red Sox to test positive for COVID-19 after a minor leaguer tested positive on March 23.

Several major league teams have reported more positive COVID-19 tests: The Philadelphia Phillies have had 12 members of their organization test positive within the last week, while the Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners also recently announced positive tests within their clubs.

Players are set to report to training camp next Wednesday, July 1, as Major League Baseball prepares for a 60-game season. MLB will require all staff members to take multiple tests before returning to their clubs, which means we could see more reports of positive tests over the next few days.

Nonetheless, the Red Sox remain optimistic about the 60-game season going on as scheduled. In fact, Red Sox president and CEO said Wednesday he still believes fans could be allowed at Fenway Park for games this summer.

"I would say it’s a possibility," Kennedy said on Wednesday's Zoom call. "If it were to become a reality it would be because of the great work that the state of Massachusetts and the city of Boston have done."

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

FINAL SCORE: New York Yankees 10, Boston Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run, but the Red Sox couldn't get anything else going against Gerrit Cole on Friday night as Boston dropped Game 1 of its series in the Bronx. Sox opener Colten Brewer allowed four hits and three walks for two runs in 2.2 innings, and Ryan Brasier allowed three runs in relief including a bomb off the bat of Gary Sanchez.

Dylan Covey and Brandon Workman didn't fare any better as they allowed three and two runs respectively in the late innings.

Friday night's loss marked the Red Sox's fifth straight defeat.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 6-14

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HIGHLIGHTS

Torres gives Yanks early lead

Verdugo takes Cole deep

Sanchez launches one off Brasier

Frazier piles it on

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Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts gave the Boston Red Sox a reminder of what they've been missing with a historic performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

Betts crushed three home runs vs. the San Diego Padres for the sixth three-homer performance of his career, tying the MLB record.

The real star, though? That would be Betts' daughter, Kynlee. The 27-year-old shared an adorable video of Kynlee reacting to his home runs, and it's the most adorable thing you'll watch all day.

"My daughter Kynlee is watching me, I have no other choice but to wake up everyday and give it my all!" Betts captioned the Instagram video.

Watch below:


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It doesn't get any better than that.

Betts entered Friday night slashing .319/.380/.694 with seven homers through 19 games with L.A. Meanwhile, the hapless Red Sox are coming off an embarrassing 17-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and a four-game series sweep.