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Yankees, Mets to return to New York for spring training, Cuomo says

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The New York Yankees and Mets will return north for spring coaching simply at some point after MLB reportedly shut down amenities in Florida and Arizona due to a spike in coronavirus instances, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced Saturday.

Cuomo advised reporters throughout a name Saturday afternoon that the groups will return to New York to practice of their respective stadiums within the Bronx and Queens, the New York Post reported.

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“I can’t wait to see spring training in New York. Great news,” he stated. “The Mets and the Yankees have come up with a protocol … They’re putting that in place now. The state and the Department of Health will work with them.”

Whereas the announcement may appear to be excellent news for baseball followers in New York, it comes after 5 gamers on the Philadelphia Phillies examined constructive for coronavirus, prompting all 30 MLB groups to shut down spring complexes in Florida and Arizona on Friday.

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and union government Tony Clark have additionally been at odds over plans to restart the season. Manfred has been locked in on a 60-game common season over fears {that a} second wave would affect the again finish of the already shortened season. Clark is asking for 10 video games extra.

“I told him 70 games was simply impossible given the calendar and the public health situation, and he went ahead and made that proposal anyway,” Manfred stated Thursday.

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The MLBPA introduced Friday evening that the league knowledgeable the union that it might “not respond” to its newest proposal.

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