Boston Red Sox put RHPs Tanner Houck, Kutter Crawford on restricted list before series in Toronto

TORONTO -- The Boston Red Sox put right-handers Tanner Houck and Kutter Crawford on the restricted list before Monday night's game in Toronto, the opener of a four-game series north of the border.

To enter Canada, the Canadian government requires a person must have received a second vaccine dose -- or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine -- at least 14 days before entry.

Houck had previously acknowledged being unvaccinated.

Players who go on the restricted list because they are unvaccinated against COVID-19 do not get paid and do not accrue major league service time.

Catcher Kevin Plawecki rejoined the team Monday after missing seven games while on the COVID-19 injured list. Catcher Connor Wong was optioned to Triple-A Worcester in a corresponding move.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora has missed the past four games after being infected with COVID-19. Boston infielder Jonathan Arauz has been on the COVID-19 IL since April 19.

The Red Sox recalled right-hander Tyler Danish and selected righty John Schreiber from Triple-A in corresponding moves to replace Houck and Crawford.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.