Nationals Part Ways with Employees Due to Vaccine Mandate

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The Washington Nationals are reportedly the first MLB team to part with employees due to an organizational COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

ESPN reported Wednesday that Nationals vice president Bob Boone told the organization he will resign instead of follow the team’s mandate that all non-uniformed employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The 73-year-old Boone, a former player who has been with the Nationals since 2005, is senior adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo.

Boone isn’t the only Nationals employee who didn’t follow the vaccine mandate for full-time employees, which was implemented last week. According to The Athletic, the team told eight scouts Wednesday that they will not be with the organization next season, including two whose departure is a direct result of the vaccine policy.

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