Three Red Sox players tested positive for COVID-19, while Matt Barnes could be a fourth as Jeff Passan reports that he’s headed to the COVID-19 injured list.

It’s unclear yet if Barnes tested positive or not, as he could just be a close contact to Martin Perez. He joins Kiké Hernandez, Christian Arroyo, and Perez on the list, who all tested positive.

 UPDATED: The Red Sox make the move of Barnes and Perez official. They both go to the COVID-19 injured list.

As a corresponding move, Boston has called up Phillips Valdez and Raynel Espinal.

Espinal, 29, has a 3.74 ERA this season with Triple-A Worcester through 18 outings (16 starts). As noted by, the righty was acquired in the minor league portion of the 2019 Rule 5 Draft from the Yankees.

Valdez will be recalled after several stints with Boston this season. He’s racked up a 5.56 ERA through 26 outings with the Sox, while he’s posted a 3.68 ERA through 15 appearances with the WooSox this season.

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