The Cincinnati Reds, as you probably know by now, had a rough season.
They are playing a little better late, but they still have the worst record in baseball 11-26.
They will now travel to Toronto for the weekend series against one of the toughest teams in the MLB and will do so in a few absences.
These absences are related to the COVID-19 vaccination status of players traveling to Toronto.
“The Reds put four players on the restricted list for their series in Toronto: RHP Tyler Mahle, RHP Joel Kuhnel, IF Brandon Dury and Off Albert Almora. Players must be vaccinated to enter Canada. They are not paid for missed games on the restricted list unless they are vaccinated, “tweeted Enquirer Bobby Nightingale.
The Reds have limited four players to their series in Toronto: RHP Tyler Mahal, RHP Joel Kuhnel, IF Brandon Dury and Off Albert Almora.
Players must be vaccinated to enter Canada. They are not paid for missed games on the restricted list unless they are vaccinated.
– Bobby Nightingale (@nightengalejr) May 20, 2022
Canada still has a mandatory quarantine period for non-vaccinated travelers to enter the country, and baseball players are no exception.
Players who have not been vaccinated in the visiting team are therefore not eligible to play and travel.
The Reds are determined to break all records
These players have been placed on a restricted list.
According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, “This is the most by any visiting team entering Canada this season (players on the restricted list due to their immunizations).”
This is the highest number of visiting teams in Canada this season. https://t.co/Rhi3KxI3Ng
– Bob Nightingale (BNightengale) May 20, 2022
It was believed that some AL East teams, particularly the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, would be most affected by Canadian rules and their choice of vaccinating players.
However, each Yankees player traveled to Toronto and only missed a few Red Sox trips.
It turns out that the 2022 Reds are determined to break all records, whether baseball-related or not.
The four will be eligible to play again if the Reds return to the United States.