The Detroit Tigers won’t have veteran left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin obtainable for his or her four-game sequence towards the Blue Jays in Toronto this weekend.
Chafin was positioned on the restricted checklist Thursday, suggesting he doesn’t have the COVID-19 vaccines required to maneuver backwards and forwards throughout the border.
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Proper-hander Bryan Garcia has been recalled from triple-A Toledo to interchange Chafin.
Chafin, 32, has pitched 32 innings throughout 37 appearances out of the bullpen this season, posting a 2.53 ERA with 39 strikeouts. He’s a nine-year veteran who has additionally pitched for the Diamondbacks, Cubs and Athletics.
The Blue Jays can have Yusei Kikuchi on the mound for Thursday’s season opener, whereas the Tigers will counter with left-hander Tyler Alexander. First pitch flies on Sportsnet and SN NOW at 7:07 p.m. ET.
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