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Unvaccinated Red Sox won’t make trip to Toronto

Apr 10, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck (89) delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox skipper Alex Cora confirmed Monday that multiple unvaccinated players will not travel to Toronto for an upcoming series against the Blue Jays.

The Red Sox begin a four-game series April 25 in Toronto, where the Canadian government requires visitors to have received a second COVID-19 vaccine dose (or one Johnson & Johnson dose) at least 14 days prior to entry.

Cora also announced Monday that catcher Kevin Plawecki and two Red Sox staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Plawecki is vaccinated, Cora said.

Right-hander Tanner Houck told the Boston Globe this weekend that he is not vaccinated and will not pitch in the series at Toronto.

Asked Sunday if he expected to be missing other players, Cora replied, “Yeah.”

Plawecki, 31, is batting .100 (1 for 10) with one RBI and four strikeouts in four games this season.

Houck, 25, is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA through two starts. He has struck out seven and walked six in nine innings.

–Field Level Media