TORONTO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox put slugger J.D. Martinez on the COVID-19-related injured list before Saturday’s doubleheader in Toronto, further weakening a struggling offense that has scored five runs or fewer in 13 straight games.
Martinez hasn’t tested positive for the virus, manager Alex Cora said.
The team said bench coach Will Venable had tested positive. First base coach Tom Goodwin was in quarantine after close exposure to Venable, and quality control coach Ramon Vazquez was coaching first base.
Martinez is batting .284 with 21 home runs and 68 RBIs in 104 games.