TORONTO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox put right-handers Tanner Houck and Kutter Crawford on the restricted list before Monday night’s game in Toronto, the opener of a four-game series north of the border.
To enter Canada, the Canadian government requires a person must have received a second vaccine dose — or one dose of Johnson & Johnson — at least 14 days prior to entry.
Houck had previously acknowledged being unvaccinated.
Players who go on the restricted list because they are unvaccinated against COVID-19 do not get paid and do not accrue major league service time.
Catcher Kevin Plawecki rejoined the team Monday after missing seven games while on the COVID-19 injured list, while catcher Connor Wong was optioned to Triple-A.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora has missed the past four games after being infected with COVID-19. Boston infielder Jonathan Araúz has been on the COVID-19 IL since April 19.
The Red Sox recalled right-hander Tyler Danish and selected righty John Schreiber, both from Triple-A.
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