Jason Heyward is second Cubs player to reveal he isn’t vaccinated for COVID-19


Jason Heyward #22 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated in the dugout after scoring against the Milwaukee Brewers on an RBI single by Anthony Rizzo #44 (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on August 15, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward is speaking out about his decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Heyward told the Chicago Tribune that his decision is a personal one, but because he and his teammates are tested every day for the coronavirus, he feels safe.

The Cubs’ right fielder says the focus should be on whether fans in the stands are vaccinated, since stadiums are now fully open and so many people are not wearing masks.

Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo has also publicly acknowledged that he’s not vaccinated.

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