Major League Baseball will not require players with minor league contracts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this season, but mandates that most staff receive shots
NEW YORK – Major League Baseball will not require players with minor league contracts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this season, but is mandated that most staff receive shots.
While players with major league contracts are unionized and the rules regarding them must be negotiated by the Major League Baseball Players Association, players with minor league contracts are not collectively organized.
MLB’s decision was first reported by ESPN.
“This requirement will consider reasonable accommodations for staff members who are exempt. Such exemptions will be considered on an individual basis and in accordance with state law. We continue to strongly encourage vaccination among minor league players.” and provide resources to minor league teams and players for that goal,” MLB said.
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