Rays’ Meadows on IL after positive virus test


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay outfielder Austin Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Rays announced the move Thursday night.

Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the 40-man roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time All-Star and batted .291 with 33 homers and 89 RBIs last season.

Meadows, 25, had not been seen at Tropicana Field since working out with the Rays on July 3, the first day of summer camp.

He is the second Tampa Bay player known to test positive for the coronavirus. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow joined the team Tuesday after missing 11 days of summer camp.

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