As Major League Baseball proceeds toward its 60-game schedule at the end of the month, teams are taking precautions.
The Toronto Blue Jays will be isolated at the Rogers Centre and adjoining hotel to coincide with the team's bubble and health and safety protocols. Violating those rules will come with a hefty penalty.
Any player seen outside the ballpark will be subject to a $750,000 fine and potential jail time, sources told Scott Mitchell of TSN.
That fine is the maximum allowed under the Quarantine Act.
Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw didn't appear happy to learn of this development.
The fine would likely apply to visiting teams as well if the club gets clearance to play home games in Toronto. When the bubble was first announced, Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said teams traveling to Toronto would be subject to the same bubble quarantine procedures and restrictions as the home players.
The Blue Jays were given an exemption from the Canadian government to reenter the country since the border is mostly closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Workouts started this week.