TORONTO —Prior to a three game series at the, the right-handers Dylan Cease (left-hander) and Kendall Graveman (right-hander) were placed on the restricted roster Monday That begins Tuesday night.
Dallas Keuchel (left-hander) was also waived by the team and recalled righty.Triple-A Charlotte
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 entering the country.
According to Major League Baseball's March agreement with the players' association, players who are on the restricted roster because they have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 do not receive any major league service time and are not paid.
Cease (4-2), started Sunday against the Cubs, and would not face Toronto in the next series. The agreement states that a pitcher who has thrown at least four innings consecutively in a game can't be replaced on the active roster until three days have passed.
Graveman is a two-time saver in five opportunities and has struckout 19 batters in 22 1/3 innings of work in 21 appearances. He was drafted by Toronto in 2013. In 2014, he made his debut with the Blue Jays before being traded to Oakland in the trade that sent him.north.
Keuchel, 34 was designated for assignment on Saturday after going 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA over eight starts. Keuchel, who won the American League Cy Young Award for Houston in 2015, has a 101–87 record with a 3.86 ERA over 262 career games. This includes 251 starts.
The White Sox signed the $55.5 million, three year contract with the veteran left-hander in December 2019. The remainder of his contract is due to him at $14,456,044 — $12,956,044 salary plus $1.5 million buyout for his 2023 option.