Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox are planning to ‘plan accordingly without multiple unvaccinated Toronto Red Sox players

BOSTON — Alex Cora, manager of Boston, said that the Boston Red SoxExpect to have several unvaccinated participants in the series against the Toronto Blue JaysCanada

Starting pitcher Tanner HouckThe Boston Globe reported that he had not been vaccinated for COVID-19. He would have been eligible to start the second.

To enter Canada, the Canadian government requires a person must have received a second COVID-19 vaccine dose — or one dose of Johnson & Johnson — at least 14 days prior to entry.

Houck (1-0), who was sharp in his two starts this season including a win over The, said “I'm bummed” that he won't be available to make that start. Minnesota TwinsSaturday, Fenway Park

Cora was asked if he anticipated missing any other players after Sunday's 8-1 win over Minnesota Twins.

“Yeah,” Cora said. Cora said, “Yeah,” and ended the press conference.

Cora replied to a question earlier about Houck. She said, “We knew it beforehand so we'll plan accordingly.”

Players on the restricted list who have been sidelined because of COVID-19 vaccine problems are not paid and don't accrue major league time.

The Oakland AthleticsAustin Allen, left-hander A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead are on the restricted list in Toronto for their series this weekend.

Houck stated that he believes it is a personal decision for each person, regardless of whether they receive it or not.

Major League Baseball isn’t the only one dealing with Canada travel. When the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers take on the Toronto Raptors in their Eastern Conference playoff series, Matisse Thybulle will not be there.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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