Alex Cora expects at least 85% of team to get vaccinated
Alex Cora expects the Red Sox too reach the 85% threshold. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Cora expects at least 85 percent of Red Sox players to get vaccinated

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora and members of the coaching staff received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before returning from spring training in Fort Myers.

No Red Sox players have received the vaccine yet, but Cora said Sunday that he believes at least 85% of them will opt to get vaccinated, according to MassLive's Christopher Smith.

"The way it's going, I do believe we will (get to 85%), but you never know. People might change their mind," Cora said.

The Red Sox medical staff is expected to provide players with more information about the vaccine in a formal presentation. 

Major League Baseball and the players union sent a memo to teams earlier this month telling them that COVID protocols will be relaxed if at least 85% of players and field staff are vaccinated.

Some teams have already seen players receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, among others. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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