MLB: Players without COVID vaccine will not enter Canada | Sports

New York (AFP) – Major League baseball players who do not have a COVID-19 vaccine will not be able to travel to Canada to face the Blue Jays in Toronto and will not be paid for those games.

The Canadian government requires everyone to have received a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — or one dose in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — at least 14 days before entering the country.

“The parties have agreed that, as a result of government regulation such as this, any player who is unable or ineligible to play in a game(s) of the season due to his/her vaccination status, will not be eligible to be placed in Disabled by COVID-19, but will be Add him to the list of banned players…without the right to pay or service Major League Baseball season tickets due during this unavailability period,” according to a letter from the Players Association’s Deputy Legal Counsel, Matt Nussbaum, sent to Patrick Houlihan, Senior Vice President of Major League Baseball. The Associated Press obtained a copy of it.

The first outlet to report on the agreement was the Boston television channel WCVB.

Toronto opens its regular season games at home on April 8 against the Texas Rangers.

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