Red Sox place left-handed pitcher Josh Taylor on COVID-19 related injured list

Boston Recalls Catcher Connor Wong from Triple-A Worcester


BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Josh Taylor on the COVID-19 Related Injured List. To fill Taylor’s spot on the active major league roster, the Red Sox recalled catcher Connor Wong from Triple-A Worcester.


Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.


Taylor, 28, has made 48 appearances for Boston this season, posting a 3.23 ERA (14 ER/39.0 IP) with 51 strikeouts. Beginning April 30, he has allowed zero runs in 37 of his 39 outings, recording a 1.47 ERA (5 ER/30.2 IP) and a .178 opponent batting average in that time.


Wong, 25, made his major league debut this season and has appeared in six games with Boston, going 4-for-13 (.308) and throwing out the only runner who attempted to steal against him. In 28 games with Worcester this season, he has hit .185 (20-for-108) with two home runs, making 25 starts at catcher, one at second base, and two at designated hitter.