NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The New York Mets are heading to Puerto Rico.
The team will play a three-game series against the Miami Marlins in San Juan, Puerto Rico from April 28 to April 30, 2020, the MLB announced Monday. The games will serve as home games for Miami.
It’ll be the fourth trip to the island for the team, who played a three-game series in Puerto Rico in 2010 – also against the Marlins.
“Puerto Rico has a rich baseball history and passionate baseball fans,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. “We are honored to represent the Mets, and Major League Baseball, and are looking forward to returning to Puerto Rico to play the Marlins in 2020.”
The Mets have participated in a number of historic global games, including the first-ever MLB regular season games played in Monterrey, Mexico against the San Diego Padres in 1996, and the first-ever regular season games played outside of North America for the season opener in Tokyo in 2000.
MLB last held regular season games in Puerto Rico in 2018 when the Minnesota Twins hosted the Cleveland Indians for a two-game series.
The New York Mets also announced Monday that the team will open the 2020 regular season on Thursday, March 26 against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
The openers will continue Saturday and Sunday against the Nationals before the Philadelphia Phillies visit Citi Field between March 30 and April 1.