Report: Unvaxxed players not allowed to play games in Toronto

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Unvaccinated MLB players won't be able to play games in Toronto under current border restrictions, a source told Sportsnet's Shi Davidi and Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Players who haven't received all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will reportedly be placed on the league's restricted list for series in Toronto, which means they won't receive pay or service time for games they miss.

Border restrictions for unvaccinated players were a significant discussion point during the recently resolved collective bargaining talks between the league and players' association, with a few teams taking issue with the matter before relenting, Davidi adds.

Border restrictions won't affect the Blue Jays' current roster but could impact the club's pursuit of potential offseason additions.

The Government of Canada lightened border restrictions on Feb. 28.

The Blue Jays host their first series of the season beginning April 8 against the Texas Rangers.

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Report: Unvaxxed players not allowed to play games in Toronto
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