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As spring training camps break, Yankees remain in Tampa

The team voted to stay in Tampa and work out together at the team facility rather than go to New York or spread out.
George M. Steinbrenner Field is seen Friday in Tampa. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. MLB is also delaying the start of its regular season by at least two weeks.
George M. Steinbrenner Field is seen Friday in Tampa. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. MLB is also delaying the start of its regular season by at least two weeks. [ CARLOS OSORIO | AP ]
Published Mar. 13, 2020
Updated Mar. 13, 2020

TAMPA — While many major-league players are leaving their spring training sites to return to their homes, the Yankees have decided to remain in Tampa as a team while the start of the season is delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A day after the remainder of spring training was canceled and the regular season delayed at least two weeks, the Yankees held a team meeting Friday and unanimously voted to remain in Tampa and work out at their spring training facility together.

“Guys want to win," Yankees players union rep Zack Britton told the Newark Star-Ledger. “Guys are here to win a World Series.”

While the workouts will be unofficial, manager Aaron Boone and general manager Brian Cashman also plan to remain in Tampa.

A players union memo said that players had three options: to remain in their spring training city, the team’s home city or their own hometowns.

Contact Eduardo A. Encina at eencina@tampabay.com. Follow @EddieInTheYard.