Citi Field has suddenly become a possibility for the Mets’ spring training relaunch, should there be a season.
With Florida experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, team officials are discussing the idea of shuttering plans to resume spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. As recently as last week, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen was counting on any relaunch occurring at Clover Park, given the facilities and amount of space available.
Players have been working out independently at Clover Park in recent weeks.
Team officials could decide as soon as Saturday whether to move spring training to Citi Field. Any spring training is contingent upon MLB and the Players Association reaching an economic agreement on an abbreviated season.
The Yankees are also considering shifting their spring training return from George M. Steinbrenner Field to Yankee Stadium.