According to the New York Post, the Yankees are “unlikely to continue pursuing” a trade for Andrew Benintendi because he is unvaccinated from COVID-19.
The Yankees seem to be factoring in vaccination status with their trade deadline plans with the possibility of a postseason series north of the border.
Benintendi is one of 10 players on the Royals roster who won’t be making the trip to Toronto on Thursday to face the Blue Jays.
In order to travel to Canada, a person must have received at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted for travel, a mix of 2 accepted vaccines, or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Benintendi has drawn multiple interest from teams including the Mets, Phillies, and of course Yankees.
The 28-year-old is batting .317/.386/.401 with 37 runs and 37 RBI through 363 plate appearances this season with Kansas City.
- Christian McCaffrey added to the injury report Thursday
- Jerry Jeudy considered day-to-day
- Mike Trout out Monday against Seattle