The Nationals will indeed play in Washington D.C. during the shortened 2020 MLB season.
Despite the Nationals looking at alternate sites to host home games, the team is cleared to play at Nationals Park and its opening series against the Yankees will take place as scheduled, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed.
Due to local coronavirus regulations, the Nationals were unsure if they would be able to operate in the city and were looking at two possible venues to play the 2020 season – their Class A stadium in Fredericksburg, Va. and their spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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According to local guidelines, players, coach and staff would have to quarantine for 14 days if they are exposed to the coronavirus. Since spring training 2.0 started on July 3, eight Nationals players and one coach have had to enter the city’s mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The Nationals open the 2020 season against the Yankees on July 23 in an expected battle of aces between Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer.
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