Yankees place Gio Urshela on COVID injured list
New York Yankees infielder Gio Urshela (29) prepares to take batting practice before the start of their game against the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training. Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees place Gio Urshela on COVID injured list due to side effects from vaccination

Members of the New York Yankees received the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. One of those players is infielder Gio Urshela.

Unfortunately for the Bronx Bombers, Urshela is experiencing side effects from the vaccine and has been placed on the COVID injured list, the team announced ahead of Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Urshela has had a decent season at the plate thus far, slashing .261/.292/.304 with one RBI on six hits in six games.

Under an agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association, certain health and safety protocols can be relaxed for teams that have at least 85% of their Tier 1 personnel fully vaccinated. This includes not having to wear masks in the dugout or bullpen. 

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said earlier this week that his players will be 85% vaccinated soon. 

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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