Report: New York Yankees could start regular season baseball July 1st

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Apr 10, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts with right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Recent reports have indicated that baseball could be returning within the next two months. Trevor Plouffe stated via Twitter that multiple sources believe June 10th will see the return of training camp, and three weeks later, the regular season would commence. What a wait it has been New York Yankees fans, and the end seems to be near.

While the return of baseball is still up in the air and things could change in the blink of an eye, optimism is brewing after the Coronavirus pandemic took hold of the game and a majority of the planet. Sports across the globe have been at a standstill for weeks, severely hurting the economy and affecting people’s lifestyles.

However, with baseball expected to return, there will be specific guidelines introduced to limit the exposure of players and coaches, let alone fans. We can already rule out the participation of fans in the early stages, but sterilizing equipment and regular testing for the virus will likely be included in the league’s protocols.

What have the Yankees been up to during the lockdown?

Closer Aroldis Chapman has been showing off his ripped physique frequently during quarantine, posting regular videos of him throwing and flexing. Shortstop Gleyber Torres has taken to social media to boost the morale of New Yorkers, ensuring the essential workers know how proud we are for their services.

Tommy Kahnle has been competing in the MLB The Show Players League tournament, and while he was dominating at times, he eventually succumbed to Gavin Lux and seven other players with better virtual records.

Catcher Gary Sanchez has been working out in his backyard, taking batting practice and slimming down to improve his balance and core strength. It seems as if the Yankee players are staying busy during these times, and they could be preparing to take the field once more in the coming weeks.