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Red Sox manager Cora tests positive for COVID, misses game

April 21, 2022 GMT
Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story kneels after after getting hit on the helmet by a pitch thrown by Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Berrios during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston. Story stayed in the game. At left is manager Alex Cora. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story kneels after after getting hit on the helmet by a pitch thrown by Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Berrios during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston. Story stayed in the game. At left is manager Alex Cora. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story kneels after after getting hit on the helmet by a pitch thrown by Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Berrios during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston. Story stayed in the game. At left is manager Alex Cora. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story kneels after after getting hit on the helmet by a pitch thrown by Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Berrios during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston. Story stayed in the game. At left is manager Alex Cora. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story kneels after after getting hit on the helmet by a pitch thrown by Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Berrios during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Fenway Park in Boston. Story stayed in the game. At left is manager Alex Cora. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and did not manage the series finale against Toronto.

Bench coach Will Venable took Cora’s place in the dugout. Cora will not travel with the team to St. Petersburg, Florida, for the weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Red Sox said Cora, who is vaccinated and boosted, was suffering from mild symptoms.

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