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Phillips Valdez becomes Red Sox’ 12th positive test as COVID outbreak continues

Sox reliever Phillips Valdez tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday as the team's outbreak continues.Chris O'Meara/Associated Press

Red Sox relief pitcher Phillips Valdez tested positive for COVID-19, the 12th player to do so since Kiké Hérnandez first tested positive on Aug. 27.

Pitcher Chris Sale and utility player Danny Santana tested positive earlier this weekend.

Valdez has a 5.85 ERA in 40 innings of work this season, his second in Boston. To fill Valdez’s roster spot, the Sox recalled righty Brad Peacock from Triple-A Worcester.

The Red Sox have 10 players on the COVID-related injured list.


Amin Touri can be reached at amin.touri@globe.com.