Blue Jays’ Teoscar Hernández on IL after COVID close contact

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP)The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernandez on the injured list after he was exposed to someone with a positive coronavirus case outside of the team.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Friday the team is conducting contact tracing and testing in accordance with Major League Baseball’s guidelines after Hernandez’s close contact.

”That’s all I can tell you about it right now,” Montoyo said.

Left-hander Ryan Borucki also went on the injured list with vaccine side effects, which included a fever and fatigue. He was sent home after arriving at the ballpark for Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. left after two innings in Friday night’s game with vaccination-related symptoms.

A number of Toronto players received shots before Thursday’s game with the Angels.

Montoyo got his second vaccination and said after the game that he felt a little tired.

”A lot of teams are going through this right now,” Montoyo said. ”We’ll get better soon.”

Toronto placed right-hander Tyler Chatwood on the 10-day IL with right triceps inflammation. Outfielder Josh Palacios and pitchers Ty Tice and Joel Payamps were recalled from the alternate training site.

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