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Here’s how the Red Sox lineup has been impacted by COVID-19 this year

The recent COVID-19 outbreak plaguing the Red Sox continued to sweep through the team on Monday, as pitcher Martín Pérez tested positive, according to’s Ian Browne.

“We found out not too long ago, so we’re going through the process, the protocol, close contact, people getting tested and everything else,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters before the game. “So we’ll leave it at that, I guess… We have to be patient.”

Prior to August, the Red Sox had done well to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, even though they continue to struggle to reach MLB’s 85-percent threshold of vaccinations on the roster which would allow relaxed restrictions in the clubhouse.