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MLB finalizing policy to mandate vaccine for minor leaguers

Major League Baseball is finalizing a policy that will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for minor league players for the 2022 season.

Major League Baseball is finalizing a policy that will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for minor league players for the 2022 season.

While the league could face legal challenges in requiring vaccination for major leaguers without the cooperation of the players association, minor leaguers are not included in the big league union. 

It's expected that minor leaguers will have to be inoculated before arriving for spring training. 

Yahoo! Sports first reported the pending mandate. 

The commissioner's office already has required employees to be vaccinated, as have several teams.