Red Sox virus outbreak shows how COVID-19 could affect MLB playoffs

Sep 4, 2021

Like so much of the country, the Red Sox are dealing with a surge of covid-19 cases that threatens to undermine all their progress, a surge that probably could have been mitigated, if not avoided, if everyone on their roster were willing to get the vaccine.

The Red Sox are one of seven teams that have not reached the 85 percent vaccination threshold at which protocols relax, one of several teams dealing with the fact that about 13 percent of Major League players are not vaccinated, according to MLB — a number far lower than it is nationwide, but a number that is still relatively high considering the amount of time, money, and analysis professional baseball teams spend on the health of their players.

Source: Washington Post