An exclusive press release was received by OutKick containing official responses on behalf of Larry Pardo and Brad Holman, former members of the Washington Nationals staff.

Both Pardo and Holman were released by the team on as a result of non-compliance with the Nationals’ vaccine mandate for employees.

Pardo, a minor league pitching coach, and Holman, a pitching coordinator, submitted a claim for religious exemption from getting the vaccine — which the team denied.