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Red Sox manager Alex Cora enters health and safety protocols

SportRed Sox manager Alex Cora enters health and safety protocols


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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora tested positive for COVID-19 and will be required to sit out for Thursday night’s matchup against the Blue Jays.

According to the MLB report, Cora has been vaccinated and received his booster.

Cora will not be allowed to test his way back to the bench until he clears a two-day window, mandated by the MLB’s health and safety protocols, without showing any symptoms.

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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, and other members of the coaching staff wear protective masks during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, and other members of the coaching staff wear protective masks during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

The team announced Cora’s positive diagnosis on Thursday, adding that the 46-year-old coach was experiencing mild symptoms.

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MLB personnel are not subject to regular testing; however, in the case of displaying symptoms, a player or coach will be required to verify a negative COVID result to step on the field.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, pulls starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Washington.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, pulls starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The MLB mandates that unvaccinated players sit out for five days.

Bench coach Will Venable will serve as acting manager for the Red Sox.

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, greets Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora before an American League Wild Card baseball game at Fenway Park, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Boston.

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, greets Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora before an American League Wild Card baseball game at Fenway Park, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Boston.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

As relayed by the announcement, “Kevin Plawecki and two staff members tested positive prior to Monday’s Patriots’ Day game against the Twins. Plawecki, who is vaccinated, is said to be making good progress, and Cora didn’t rule out the catcher getting activated within the next couple of days.”

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