MLB: Boston Red Sox-Workouts

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, right, does a fist bump with masked first base coach Tom Goodwin during practice at Fenway Park. 

BOSTON --- Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke confirmed the results during his Saturday media briefing at Fenway Park.

Hernandez remains at home and will require a pair of negative tests before reporting to Boston. Taylor tested positive during the club's intake process this week and is being isolated in a nearby hotel room.

"Any time anybody is positive now it impacts what happens at the start of the season just because of the short training camp that we have," Roenicke said. "We'll see how it goes."

Major League Baseball announced 31 players and seven team staff members had tested positive in a Friday release. The Red Sox were one of 19 teams that had multiple positive tests. Left-handed starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez remains at home after being exposed to someone who exhibited coronavirus symptoms, and he's still awaiting his test results.

"Some guys are in their rooms and they'll throw balls up against a mattress or try to do anything to keep their arms activated," Roenicke said. "We'll see what we can do."

Roenicke confirmed Boston is still awaiting test results from one other player in its Summer Camp pool. The Red Sox went through their second full team workout under bright sunshine Saturday, with Nathan Eovaldi and Josh Osich throwing live batting practice to hitters.

"I haven't even seen Darwinzon or (Taylor)," Eovaldi said. "If they quarantine right now hopefully they'll be able to recover again."

Boston meandered to an 84-78 finish last season, missing the playoffs, but Hernandez and Taylor were certainly bright spots as rookies out of the bullpen. Hernandez struck out 57 in just 30-1/3 innings, prompting a comparison to Brewers closer Josh Hader from veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Taylor fanned 62 and posted a 3.04 earned run average in 47-1/3 innings after a May 2018 trade from the Diamondbacks for infielder Deven Marrero.

"I think Josh is a little farther along," Roenicke said. "Hopefully he'll start getting some negative tests back pretty soon, and we'll go from there."

Rays outfielder Tommy Pham, Royals catcher Salvador Perez and four players from Atlanta -- including All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman -- are among the latest players to test positive for coronavirus. The Red Sox have made attempts to keep players separated and installed hand sanitizing stations throughout the ballpark. Eovaldi felt comfortable enough with the conditions to bring his wife Rebekah and their two children with him to Boston for the 60-game season.

"We're up in the suites," Eovaldi said. "Down on the field everyone is wearing their masks. We have hand sanitizer everywhere.

"Just trying to do my part, keep my hands clean and my mouth covered, and go out there to play."