COVID-19 continues to have an impact on rosters across professional sports, and now, it’s reached the Boston Red Sox.
On Monday, the team announced that catcher Kevin Plawecki and two additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. To fill Plawecki’s spot, Boston called up Connor Wong from Worcester.
Chris Cotillo originally reported the news at MassLive, and the team later confirmed. Manager Alex Cora recently disclosed that Plawecki is fully vaccinated.
The Red Sox will further be affected by COVID-19 during this week’s road series against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Players must be fully vaccinated in order to cross the border into Canada. This means Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck, who recently indicated he’s unvaccinated, would not be able to start north of the border.
This upcoming series in Toronto could subtly reveal whether other Red Sox players are vaccinated, based on their availability.