Yankees to face Nationals in DC on opening day

Ross Houston
June 30, 2020

The pandemic-shortened season is the league's shortest since 1878.

But the current plan is to launch the regular season on July 23 with the highlight of the day being the Yankees at Nationals Park against the defending champs likely in prime time, The Post has learned. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there hasn't been an official announcement.

The New York Post was the first to report the matchup.

Major League Baseball has not released the official schedule for the upcoming 60-game regular season, which reportedly will run from July 23 through September 27. He opposed Washington in the World Series as a member of the Houston Astros, going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 innings.

Cole signed a record nine-year, $324-million U.S. deal this winter after a 20-win season with the Houston Astros in 2019.

The final schedule is expected to be finalized, approved and announced this coming week. Rendon got a $245 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Players will join their teams on July 1 and start the second spring training.

Longtime Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman wrote this week in a diary entry for The Associated Press that he's weighing his options with the virus looming. There will be 20 interleague games, with Major League Baseball intending for East, West and Central clubs to stay in their region.

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