Dodgers: Dave Roberts Reveals Team is Closing in on Their COVID-19 Vaccination Threshold

HUGE news from Dave here.

Major League Baseball has made a conscious effort of encouraging players to get their COVID-19 vaccination. And while we have seen teams around the league urge players to get theirs, we haven’t heard much from the Dodgers.

Manager Dave Roberts has said in the past that he is all-in on the vaccine and did get his first dose recently. Doc would not say which Dodgers players were going to be vaccinated, understandably so. But on Monday afternoon, Doc gave everyone some good news. 

Dave revealed that while he is not sure of the exact number, he believes the Dodgers are very close to their 85 percent threshold. That number was set by MLB to allow teams to relax some of their more strict COVID-19 safety protocols. 

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That’s great news for a number of reasons for Dodgers fans. That not only allows the players to do more during the regular season but also protects them from potential delays and cancellations throughout the year. In the early part of the MLB season, we’ve already seen several teams postpone games due to small outbreaks. 

The Dodgers are in Seattle to take on the Mariners this week in a 2-game set. Seattle has plans after teh game on Wednesday to allow their players to get their second dose. It’s unclear if Los Angeles has similar plans at this point. 

Dustin May is set to go tonight for the Dodgers taking on Justus Sheffield. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.