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MLB Prospect Being Quarantined As A Precaution

A general view of Fenway Park.

BOSTON, MA - JULY 11: Fans watch Eduardo Rodriguez #52 of the Boston Red Sox pitch against the New York Yankees during the second inning at Fenway Park on July 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The coronavirus hasn't spread as deeply in the United States as it has in other parts of the world. That may be due in part to the abundance of caution being exercised everywhere. Among those taking as many precautions as possible are the Boston Red Sox, who went the extra mile with a recent prospect.

According to ESPN, the Red Sox have placed pitching prospect Chih-Jung Liu under quarantine at his hotel in Florida. The 20-year-old pitcher hails from Taiwan, one of many nations that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Fortunately, Liu appears to be fine. He recently took to Facebook and declared that he's been doing weight-training, running and team research from the comfort of his quarantine.

Per the report, Liu will be released from his quarantine on Saturday if he doesn't show any symptoms of coronavirus.

The reported death toll of the coronavirus is upwards of 2,700 worldwide.

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency.

In their efforts to stop the spread of the virus, sports teams across the world have placed restrictions on teams.

This past week alone, ESPN reported that Italy's Serie A soccer league played five games behind closed doors following an outbreak of the virus in Northern Italy.