The twins form a banned list on a Toronto tour

The twins did not say why, but Kepler, Pagán and Thielbar all confirmed to reporters that they had not been able to join the group in Toronto because they had not received the COVID-19 vaccine, as required by Canadian law. entry into this country, where sources suggest it was also the reason why Megill never existed.

“I mean, I think everyone in the clubhouse respects where we are,” Thielbar said. “It’s a good group of guys. No one is defending themselves about this. We talked about this and everything. It’s okay. I’ll just say this. I don’t think it could put an argument in the clubhouse. Or anything.”

In a similar move, the Twins selected González hand contractors Ian Hamilton and Jharel Cotton from Triple-A St. Paul remembers former player Mark Contreras of St. Paul. González was indulged in a series of opening matches on Friday against the Blue Jays.

A source revealed that three players who were not on the 40-man list could be relegated to the sub-divisions and removed from the list later without being relegated.

The move comes amid a series of major setbacks and a game-related setback for the Twins, who have left four of the five games in Detroit to begin their journey. Opening Day opener Joe Ryan and superstar shortstop Carlos Correa remain at COVID IL, while Sonny Gray, Josh Winder, Danny Coulombe, Cody Stashak, Jorge Alcala, Miguel Sanó and others have no injuries.

Players who spoke to reporters indicated that there had been an open discussion at the clubhouse leading the tour about the situation. Pagán and Kepler did not elaborate on why they did not choose the vaccine, while Thielbar pointed out that the anti-vaccine effects made his decision.

Pagán said he went to every player at the clubhouse to apologize for not being present and to explain his decision.

“I feel like I’m upset with the team for not going,” Pagán said. “But in the end, I made a decision that I found to be very good for my health and my family. I know there will be people who are very angry with me for having this attitude and that attitude. That’s fine, too.

“I feel like I had a choice to make, and they also have a choice if they get mad at me or not. So that’s fine. I understand that. I know it’s part of the session. I explain. I’m alone to anyone who asks me and I’m not afraid to answer questions.”

“Right now, there is nothing we can do to stop it,” Thielbar said. “It’s not fun. I don’t want to be away from the guys, but it’s a decision I’ve made and we have to make it right now.”

The absence of the affected players will leave the bullpen short, as Pagán and Thielbar were the two leading players in the club, while Megill also worked briefly with the big club.

Jhoan Duran, Tyler Duffey and Joe Smith can rely heavily on the crisis, while Griffin Jax may be asked to take the necessary action late in the game.

“In my opinion, it’s a pity that I can’t join the team, especially now that we’ve lost a few games,” Kepler said. “Everyone should be together. It’s a pity.”

The banned players will work at Target Field until their teammates return to follow three games in Toronto. Kepler will have a chance to heal and rest his aching quad in front of the incoming house against the Yankees and Rays.

“About the COVID vaccine, we know,” said Chris Archer, a member of the group who continues to travel to Toronto. “Guys who aren’t going, we know all this time. So we’ll just change and prepare accordingly. The best can deal with a little bit of hassle, and I think the teams will do.”


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