J.D. Davis unsure if he'll get COVID-19 vaccine
New York Mets third baseman J.D. Davis Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Mets 3B J.D. Davis unsure if he'll get COVID-19 vaccine

The New York Mets had their entire regular-season opening series versus the Washington Nationals postponed due to fears that the Nationals may be dealing with a "major" COVID-19 outbreak. That hasn't caused Mets third baseman J.D. Davis to begin counting down the days until he can be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Reports emerged earlier in the week that MLB plans to relax COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for clubs with at least 85% of Tier 1 players vaccinated. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt initially admitted he wasn't sure his club would hit the 85% mark due to players potentially avoiding available vaccines. 

As Zachary Silver of the official MLB website noted, the Cardinals reached 85% by Wednesday night. 

Per Newsday's Tim Healey, Davis and Mets manager Luis Rojas added: 

Citi Field, home of the Mets, was used as a COVID-19 vaccination site during the offseason. 

The Mets will now start the campaign on Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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