In the wake of MLB suspending spring training and delaying the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, teams are still processing what the next month -- or beyond -- is going to look like, so Friday afternoon, the Yankees released a statement reaching out to their fans to give an update of sorts.
Here's the full press release from the Yankees:
Yesterday Major League Baseball announced the suspension of spring training games and a delay of at least two weeks to the start of the 2020 regular season due to the national emergency created by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Yankees fully support this decision and will continue to proactively monitor current events in conjunction with medical experts, government officials and Major League Baseball.
We recognize that our great fans have a variety of questions. However, given the unprecedented nature and fluidity of what is taking place, we appreciate your patience as we diligently work through the many aspects and details of this continually evolving situation.
When updated official information becomes available, the Yankees will communicate it to their fans promptly and through a variety of channels, including Twitter (@yankees) and on the www.yankees.com website.
We thank you for your understanding as we collectively navigate through this challenging time being faced by the worldwide community.
With the unprecedented circumstances the sports world -- and the world in general -- are dealing with, it will take some time for plans to be put into place and then relayed to fans.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Thursday that the team's scouting department had been sent home, while manager Aaron Boone said he would pivot his preparations for Opening Day if an announcement came.