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White Sox manager Rick Renteria passes coronavirus test, expected to rejoin team


CLEVELAND — White Sox manager Rick Renteria woke up Monday with ‘‘a slight cough and nasal congestion’’ and took no chances.


The good news for Renteria, the Sox and baseball as a whole is that he tested negative, major-league sources said, and is expected back for the doubleheader Tuesday.


As the Sox arrived in Cleveland to open a three-game series, two games scheduled Monday were postponed after more than a dozen Marlins players and staff members tested positive for the coronavirus in an outbreak that stranded the team in Philadelphia.


‘‘Your thoughts and your prayers go out to everybody involved,’’ said Sox bench coach Joe McEwing, who was prepared to take over for Renteria on Monday.


‘‘After consulting with our team doctors, Ricky underwent precautionary testing today at a Cleveland hospital,’’ general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement.


‘‘Out of an abundance of caution, Ricky will remain at the team hotel and not manage until we receive confirmation of today’s test result.’’






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