Blue Jays place Hernandez on injured list due to possible COVID exposure

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DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernandez on the injured list due to exposure to a positive COVID-19 case with a close contact outside of the team.

The Blue Jays said in a release issued Friday that contact tracing and follow-up testing is being performed.

The Blue Jays also placed left-handed pitcher Ryan Borucki on the injured list due to side effects from his COVID-19 vaccination.

Meanwhile, right-hander Tyler Chatwood has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right-triceps inflammation.

Outfielder Josh Palacios, right-hander Joel Payamps, and right-hander Ty Tice were recalled from Toronto's alternate training site and made be active before the Blue Jays' game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9, 2021.

The Canadian Press