Mark Shapiro talks about MLB players getting vaccinated, the Blue Jays are reportedly working on an extension for Ross Atkins, and more!

The Blue Jays’ Grapefruit debut on Sportsnet was a bit of a dud as Tanner Roark got spanked around by the Yankees, but there was plenty of interesting news from this weekend to talk about, so we’ll focus on that instead.

Over at The Athletic, Kaitlyn McGrath had an excellent one-on-one with Mark Shapiro, which is certainly worth a read from top to bottom. The key note from that talk that I’ll dive into, though, was that Shapiro has “fairly good information” that major-league players are on their way to being vaccinated within the next few weeks, meaning the Blue Jays could be back in Toronto playing at the Rogers Centre sooner than anticipated…
“We’ve got fairly good information that the vaccine will be accessible to our players and other major-league teams in the next two to three weeks or month. So that if by the end of April or early May all of our players or the bulk of our players and staff are vaccinated and other teams are as well and Toronto is a safe place, it starts to feel like the reasons for us not to be there, the risks start to be mitigated. …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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