The Red Sox announced Tuesday night that one of their minor league players has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The positive test occurred on March 23 following his return home. He was last at the Fenway South Development Complex on March 15.
The team stated that given the timing of the player's positive test and travel it is believed more likely that he contracted COVID-19 after leaving Fort Myers.
The club is shutting down Fenway South from all activity effective Tuesday for as least two weeks. In the meantime, Fenway South/JetBlue Park will undergo a "deep cleaning" to fully disinfect the facility.
Following the advice of healthcare professionals, the club has instructed all players and staff who came into close contact with the affected player to self-quarantine for a period of two weeks.
The Red Sox say the player who tested positive is doing well, and the club is following MLB suggested protocols, CDC guidelines, and local public health recommendations for care.