Asked on Tuesday if he’s been vaccinated, given the city’s mandate, Yankees player Aaron Judge said, “I’m very focused on just getting those first games out of spring training, so I think we’ll cross that bridge when the time comes. But the time Right now, many things can change. So I’m not too concerned about that right now.”
The judge was placed on the list of those infected with the Covid-19 virus in the league After attending the 2021 All-Star Game in July in Denver and positive test to Corona virus. He proceeded to lose nine games. Due to other positive cases, potential exposures and testing, the league postponed the Yankees’ first game of the All-Star break, on July 15, against Boston, which did not reach the vaccination threshold.
The Red Sox, which had a major outbreak last season, were the only one of the 10 post-season teams last year that didn’t make it that far. Since arriving in spring training, Red Sox players such as Xander Bogarts and Christian Arroyo have since told reporters they have been vaccinated.
Both the MLB and the Players’ Association declined to comment on Tuesday, as did the Mets.
“On behalf of the Yankees, Randy Levine is working with City Hall and all other appropriate officials on this matter,” a Yankees spokesperson said in a statement, referring to the team leader, the city’s former deputy mayor. “We will have no further comment at this time.”
Over the weekend, Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters he was concerned about his players not being able to play in Canada, saying, “We still have a few players, at least, who haven’t been vaccinated.”
Canada’s border restrictions currently do not allow non-vaccinated foreign visitors to enter the country without special exceptions. A special status issued by the Canadian government to unvaccinated athletes that allowed them to do so over the past yearAnd the It ended in January.
MLB and the union also negotiated a new employment agreement, They also agreed that any player is unable to play in any game as a result of any government regulation due to their vaccination status”can be placed“Temporarily in the restricted list, where pay and service time is lost. Service time determines players’ eligibility for salary and free agency arbitrations.
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