“Overall we’re optimistic that everybody’s going pull through here without long-term concerns, but obviously we don’t know that for sure until everybody is through it,” Bloom said. “The levels of the symptoms have varied.”
When asked if he is frustrated that there are unvaccinated players on the Boston roster, Bloom said he wished everyone in the organization was vaccinated.
“And for that matter everybody, period, who’s eligible,” Bloom said. “I’m a strong proponent of vaccinations, and so is our organization.”
Bloom thinks going forward vaccinations will be topic of discussion throughout baseball.
Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts was pulled in the second inning of Tuesday night’s 8-5 loss to the Rays because of a positive test.
“He’s doing good,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “He’s at the hotel. No symptoms.”
It was announced before Tuesday’s game that reliever Hirokazu Sawamura had tested positive.
Left-hander Martín Pérez and right-hander Matt Barnes were added to the COVID-19 injured list on Monday. Also, reliever Josh Taylor and first base coach Tom Goodwin were identified as close contacts and quality control coach Ramón Vázquez tested positive.