Two key lefty relievers are inching closer to rejoining the Red Sox.

Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor could be activated within the next week, Sox manager Ron Roenicke said before Friday’s game in New York. The two southpaws, who both recovered after testing positive for COVID-19, are at the club’s alternate training site in Pawtucket.

On Friday, Taylor threw his second live batting practice session since getting to Pawtucket, tossing two innings against some of the organization’s hitters. Hernandez is slated to throw a live BP on Saturday.

“Then their next time is in a game, a simulated game there,” Roenicke said.