WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals Vice President Bob Boone has knowledgeable the membership he’s resigning quite than adjust to the group’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, an individual with data of the state of affairs stated.
The particular person spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity Wednesday as a result of nothing was introduced by the workforce.
Boone, 73, has been with Washington since 2004 and moved into his position as VP and senior adviser to basic supervisor Mike Rizzo after the 2015 season. He was assistant GM and vp of participant improvement from 2006-2013.
The daddy of New York Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone was a four-time All-Star catcher throughout his 19-year main league profession. Bob Boone additionally managed the Kansas Metropolis Royals and Cincinnati Reds.
Washington received the World Collection in 2019, the primary championship in franchise historical past.
The Nationals stated workers had been notified of the coverage Aug. 12 and had till Aug. 26 to supply proof of full vaccination or one dose or apply for an exemption.
“As an organization, now we have a accountability to do all the pieces we will to maintain each other secure and felt that mandating vaccines was absolutely the proper factor to do for our workers and our group,” the workforce stated in a press release that was initially launched final week.
The Washington Publish and Washington Examiner had been the primary to report Boone’s plan to resign.