NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Mets would train in New York if Major League Baseball and its players try to start the coronavirus-delayed season.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement and said he would like to stop by to see the training.
As we wait on a decision from the @MLB on the baseball season, I'm excited to announce that the @Yankees and the @Mets will resume their training here in New York for the first time in years.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 20, 2020
NY will review the teams' plans to make sure the trainings are safe.
The Yankees originally had intended to base at their spring training complex in Tampa, Florida. The Mets had said they were undecided between Citi Field and their Florida camp in Port St. Lucie.
Positive cases for COVID-19 in Florida have increased markedly in recent days, while the percentage of positive tests in New York City has deceased.