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Al Leiter, John Smoltz barred from MLB Community studio after refusing COVID vaccine


Two of MLB Community’s high personalities will seemingly be working from dwelling for some time.

Corridor of Fame pitcher John Smoltz and former All-Star pitcher Al Leiter, who function in-studio analysts for the community, is not going to be showing in-studio after refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine.

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The choice was first reported by the New York Publish’s Andrew Marchand.

MLB Community issued a vaccine mandate efficient Sept. 1, which means that Smoltz and Leiter will proceed their duties for the community remotely. 

Smoltz can also be the lead analyst for Fox’s baseball protection alongside play-by-play announcer Joe Buck. And whereas Fox hasn’t issued a vaccine mandate but, Leiter’s different employer, the Mets , for whom he is a baseball operations adviser, has mandated that its workers be vaccinated. Smoltz can also be nonetheless slated to name the community’s ALDS video games when the sequence begins in October.

Based on the New York Publish , MLB Community declined to touch upon the matter, whereas neither Smoltz nor Leiter responded to requests for remark.


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