Fellow Red Sox gaucher Eduardo Rodriguez, who has refrained from showing up in Boston, is awaiting test results after contacting someone who may have contracted the virus.
Hernandez and Taylor are both important pieces in the Boston bullpen this year, and chances are the Sox will have to start the season without them. Last year, the two leftists each made their first foray into the big leagues, Hernandez pitching more than 30 innings for Boston and Taylor totaling nearly 50. Their roles this year may have been amplified, with relatively limited left-handed options in the lift enclosure. for the Red Sox. Josh Osich is the other left reliever in the pool of 60 Boston players.
Clearly, however, the focus will be on the health and recovery of the Red Sox launchers, and we wish them a speedy and orderly return to health. We hope to see Hernandez and Taylor on the mound and in good health at Fenway Park in the near future.