Yankee fans will have to wait a little longer for the season to start.
With a humid forecast in store for Thursday, when the Yankees were scheduled to play their season opener against the Red Sox at The Bronx, the game was postponed Wednesday morning and will take place Friday at 1:05 p.m. on the field.
Both teams will work on the field on Thursday.
It comes on a season already a week late due to an MLB shutdown that has lasted more than three months, resulting in a brief spring training.
The Yankees were scheduled to start their season in Texas on March 31, but both that series and the following series in Houston were postponed and will be shortened later in the year, with the Yankees making two trips to visit the Astros to make up. Those three games then end the year in Texas, where they will play the last four games of the season.
Before announcing the postponement on Wednesday, Aaron Judge spoke about the additional excitement about opening day this season.
“Especially after the shutdown and how crazy the season has been, not knowing when we’re going to play baseball or if we’re going to play all this year and we finally made a deal. [for a new collective bargaining agreement]”This is going to be an interesting year,” Judge said in Tampa on Tuesday.
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