Only Texas among the 30 major league teams began this season at 100% after fans weren't permitted last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Others making the move in-season are Atlanta (starting May 7), Arizona (May 25), Washington (June 11), Philadelphia (June 12), Milwaukee (June 25) and Minnesota (July 5). In addition, the New York Yankees and Mets are allowed by New York State to go to 100% capacity starting May 19 but only for sections with vaccinated fans.
Apparently, the Reds saw that today, claiming RHP Michael Feliz off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and for the second time in his career, Romano got booted off the 40-man roster to make room. The Reds announced the move earlier today. In Feliz, the Reds are getting a 27 year old righty who is out of options, aspects that make him quite similar to Romano.
Coors Field is scheduled to host the All-Star Game in July The Pittsburgh Pirates said on Friday that they will no longer require fans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a facemask while at PNC Park. Fans who are not yet fully vaccinated must continue to wear a facemask while at PNC Park as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.