Red Sox Players The Final Ones To Fall Victim To Border Vaccination Ban

The Boston Red Sox will go into history as the last team to have to place players on the restricted list due to being unvaccinated against Covid-19. Canada is ending its cross-border vaccine mandate as of Saturday, Oct. 1st. The BoSox travel to Toronto for a series beginning on Friday Sept. 30th. 

Cora is saying that "1 or 2" players will have to miss the Friday game, but wouldn't say who. Looking at recent history doesn't help us figure out which players are affected. The last time the Sox traveled to Toronto to play in the Rogers Centre, they were without the unvaccinated Tanner Houck and Jarren Duran. Neither player is with the team at this time, however (Houck on the IL, Duran in the minors). 

We'll have to wait to see which couple of players will have their names in the record books as the last to fall prey to their vaccination decisions. They will, however, be available to join the team on Saturday in Toronto, once the border rule is no longer in effect. 

None of this is crucial for the Red Sox, of course, as they were eliminated from playoff contention last weekend. 

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