New York Yankees could be forced out of Tampa as Florida prepares for the worst

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The New York Yankees elected to stay in Tampa and continue informal workouts while practicing healthy safety precautions due to the Coronavirus. The pandemic has sent a good portion of the country into a spiral economically and by means of lifestyle.

However, the Yankees have remained steady in Florida, spending their days working out and receiving treatment…from six feet away. Floria, though, is preparing for the worst, which could shut down gyms and other sporting complexes, which would force the Bombers to depart from the state and back to their respective homes.

Officials are preparing to enact a policy that would force people to stay-at-home with the exception of necessities like food and medical supplies. This would lead to injured players like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton to begin training in a different location, outside of the state.

Other players are still working out and spending time around the team but will need to find alternative locations as well. Most gyms in the state are closed and/or open with minimal access.

What will the New York Yankees do if Florida enacts this policy?

Aside from going home and participating in-home workouts, injured players might be forced to progress through their recovery steps by means of their own, unless they have conditioning coaches available in Tampa.

The Yankees have already seen two minor league players come down with the virus, and they have an entire team camped out in a hotel to mitigate any concern of spreading the virus.

When will the season start?

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated two weeks ago that the Regular Season could begin in eight weeks, but that date is seeming to be an optimistic one. Reports have varied in the potential length of the pandemic — ranging from 2-4 months of quarantine and isolation. Yankee players have been participating in social distancing, which is a highly advised practice to stop the spread.

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