The Yankees and Mets issued a joint statement Wednesday afternoon about Spring Training in New York, which reads as follows:
“The Yankees and Mets have been in touch with Governor Cuomo’s office today and will work with the N.Y. State Health Department on a continuing basis to coordinate the return of players from Florida to train in New York next week. Our two teams, as well as the State Health Commissioner, will work under Major League Baseball’s protocols and guidelines. We are all excited to bring baseball back to New York. Thank you, Governor Cuomo.”
The statement stems from the joint announcement Wednesday from the Tri-State area’s governors that New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will require travelers from states with high rates of COVID-19, including Florida, to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.
Per the latest updates and approvals from both MLB and the MLBPA, baseball’s second spring training is reported to be opening on July 1, with the actual MLB season commencing on July 24.