The reigning World Collection champion Washington Nationals are slated to host the New York Yankees when baseball returns, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday.
The matchup between final 12 months’s champion and this 12 months’s co-favorite is ready to happen on Opening Day at Nationals Park, though Main League Baseball has but to finalize an official schedule.
The New York Put up was first to report the Opening Day matchup.
On Tuesday, after the MLB Gamers Affiliation signed off on remaining particulars of a proposal, the league started to maneuver ahead on a 60-game common season that can run from July 23 or 24 via Sept. 27.
Gamers and workers members will begin touring to coaching camp websites — most of which will likely be held in house stadiums — for a July 1 check-in.
Groups will play their 4 divisional opponents 10 instances every, and the opposite 20 video games will likely be in opposition to interleague opponents in the identical geographical space (for instance, Nationwide League West groups vs. American League West groups).
The Opening Day matchup between the Yankees and Nationals might additionally function Gerrit Cole’s debut in pinstripes. Cole and the Yankees agreed to a report nine-year, $324 million contract this previous winter.