Report: Red Sox Manager Alex Cora is “Worried” About the Five All-Stars Due to the Yankees COVID-19 Outbreak


The Red Sox and Yankees game on Thursday night was postponed due to six players on the Yankees being involved with COVID-19 related protocols. 

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Yankees All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge, third baseman Gio Ursela and catcher Kyle Higashioka have been placed in COVID protocols. 

In addition, three Yankees pitchers have tested positive for COVID. Hector Cortes, Wandy Peralta and Jonathan Loaisiga will be placed on the COVID-IL. 

Due to this situation, the Red Sox five All-Stars who were with Judge in Denver are now going to be tested for COVID. Per Marly Rivera of ESPN, Rafael Devers was told earlier on Thursday to not meet with media due to potentially being in close contact with a member of the Yankees. 

Red Sox manager has been transparent this afternoon with the information that was provided to him with the media. However MLB Insider Andy Martino is reporting that manager Alex Cora is “worried” about his five All-Stars.

“I was a little worried, and obviously I’m worried now,” Cora said  of his team’s five All-Stars, Xander Bogaerts, Devers, J.D. Martinez, Nathan Eovaldi and Matt Barnes. “Some of them are vaccinated and some of them are not.”

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Cora did say the five players were COVID tested on Thursday morning. He also said he expects more tests as a result of this situation. 

Furthermore, Cora doesn’t want his team to play a doubleheader because he doesn’t think there’s enough time to ease concerns. 

“Hopefully we don't play two tomorrow,” he said. “I think we have to take care of the whole thing. I think the most important thing is their clubhouse now. Hopefully in our case, we are going to be aggressive … as far as testing.”

It’s not known whether other players who were in Denver will be tested for COVID. 

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Boston Sports Syndicate: Report: Red Sox Manager Alex Cora is “Worried” About the Five All-Stars Due to the Yankees COVID-19 Outbreak
Report: Red Sox Manager Alex Cora is “Worried” About the Five All-Stars Due to the Yankees COVID-19 Outbreak
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