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PNC Field to Act as Secondary Site for Yankees 2020 Season

Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that they will use PNC Field, home of the Yankees Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in Moosic Pennsylvania as their secondary site, hosting players who do not make the 30-man opening day roster. The Yankees are co-owners of the Triple-A franchise and recently renovated the stadium to provide as close to MLB-caliber player amenities as possible.

As part of the health & safety protocols for the 2020 Major League Baseball season, teams were required to name an “auxiliary” site within 100-miles of the big league’s home park in which to house a 30-player ‘taxi squad’ that will be used for teams to pull from in case of injury/sickness during the 2020 season. The Yankees had many options including the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, and a few others but opted to get special permission to use Scranton which sits just outside of the 100-mile radius guidelines set forth by MLB.

Members of the Yankees full 60-player player pool will report to camp on Wednesday, with the roster reducing to 30 players by the start of the season on July 23rd. The remaining 30 players will then report to PNC Field in PA, where they will play exhibition games and stay developed through the entirety of the 2020 regular season.

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Alexis Farinacci is a baseball beat writer and social media editor for the Pinstriped Prospects. Follow Alexis on Twitter & Instagram: @alexisfarinacci .

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