By Jenny Masters
MLB mandates that unvaccinated players and staff go through contact tracing when there’s a positive test.
Because the Phillies are among seven teams that haven’t reached MLB’s 85% vaccination threshold, more people were subject to tracing.
When the process was completed, three players — including Aaron Nola, the scheduled starter against the Boston Red Sox yesterday, were identified as close contacts and placed on the COVID-19 restricted list.
Exhibit A why MLB players should get their vaccinations. Philly is one of the few teams — 7 at last count — that hasn’t reached the 85 percent vaccination threshold. This is now affecting their playoff chances. https://t.co/zJgRxDhtIU
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 11, 2021