Neither the New York Yankees nor the New York Mets will need to skip any players due to COVID-19 regulations as NYC’s vaccine regulation is expected to be revised.
While some were initially concerned that the New York Yankees and New York Mets would need to navigate a predicament with unvaccinated players on the sidelines, it seems that really may not be the case. The same goes for next season.
New York City appears set to amend the regulations that have kept unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving on the sidelines.
The vaccine authorization for New York City, which will also affect players from both the Mets and the Yankees, is expected to receive a number of changes that benefit the Nets and Irving as well as their professional baseball teams. New York and any of their players may not currently be vaccinated.
For the Mets and Yankees, this news makes the whole situation easier to manage and understand.
New York Yankees, New York Nets Won’t Have To Ignore Any Unvaccinated Players As NYC’s Vaccine Duty Is Expected To Be Delayed
According to a report by Jeff Passan and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, New York City mayor Eric Adams is expected to scrap COVID-19 vaccine regulation affecting athletes in the city.
As reported by Passan and Wojnarowski, that could happen on Thursday. That would allow Irving to return to playing at home while also giving any players that haven’t been fielded for the Yankees and Mets a home game this season.
However, unvaccinated players are still likely to be sidelined for some games this MLB season. As reported by ESPN, unvaccinated baseball players are now expected to be sidelined against the Toronto Blue Jays. With that, players who are then benched will lose any wages earned from those games.
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