The Red Sox lose Kevin Plawecki, two employees due to COVID-19 outbreak
The Red Sox lose Kevin Plawecki, two employees due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Red Sox lose Kevin Plawecki, two employees due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Red Sox witnessed a COVID-19 outbreak Monday morning ahead of their Patriots Day game against the Twins.

Catcher Kevin Plawecki tested positive along with two non-training staff, revealed manager Alex Cora.

“I mean, we’ve been through this, I do not want to worry about things I can not control,” Cora said. “We went through the whole protocol. There were a few close contacts. They were tested. They are good. We are alive today. We will see what happens tomorrow.”

Plawecki, who has been vaccinated, was placed on the COVID-related injury list. Connor Wong was on his way from Worcester and expected to reach it in time to be the backup catcher.

The news came a day after Tanner Houck told the Globe that he would not travel to Toronto next week for the team’s series with the Blue Jays because he has not been vaccinated.

Cora said Houck was not the only player who would miss the key series with a division rival. The Jays started Monday in first place, a game ahead of the Red Sox.

Rich HIll was on the mound for the matinee on Monday. Trevor Story and Bobby Dalbec were out of the Sox lineup in favor of Christian Arroyo and Travis Shaw.

Hill, 42, recently lost his father, Lloyd Hill Sr., who died Friday at the age of 94.

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