Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said he has not received the COVID-19 vaccination.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said he has not received the COVID-19 vaccination. | David Banks/AP

Anthony Rizzo shared on the radio Friday that he is not vaccinated, counting him among the number in the Cubs organization that is keeping the team from reaching the 85% threshold needed to loosen restrictions.

Anthony Rizzo shared on the radio Friday that he is not vaccinated against COVID-19, counting him among the number in the Cubs organization that is keeping the team from reaching the 85% threshold needed to loosen restrictions.

Speaking to David Kaplan on ESPN 1000 before Friday’s game against the Cardinals, Rizzo did not offer context on why he is not vaccinated, other than that declining the vaccine was “a tough decision.”

“To me it really is an individual choice,” manager David Ross said. “With everybody’s choices, we try to respect everybody and come together with trying to win ballgames and respect everybody’s decisions. There’s some things we can’t control, and guys’ choices, that’s one of them.”

Ross and team president Jed Hoyer have previously said that they are not very optimistic about the team getting to an 85% vaccination rate, which would ease some of MLB’s COVID-19 protocols.

Less than a third of MLB teams are still below the 85% threshold.

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