August 12, 2019 / 4:50 PM / 12 days ago

Marlins-Mets to play 2020 series in Puerto Rico

The New York Mets and Miami Marlins will play a three-game series in Puerto Rico next season.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that the April 28-30 series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan will be a home series for the Marlins.

“It is an honor for the Marlins to represent Major League Baseball in this special series against the Mets,” Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said in a release. “Miami serves as the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, and we are grateful for the chance to showcase the new Miami Marlins organization to our neighbors in Puerto Rico. We are looking forward to the opportunity of celebrating Puerto Rico’s rich baseball heritage and passion for the game and continue our mission to grow the game of baseball in our community while fostering the shared love for our National Pastime.”

The Mets and Marlins also played a series in Puerto Rico in June 2010, with the Marlins winning two of three.

Three other neutral-site MLB games have been played there: one game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays on April 1, 2001, and two games between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians in April 2018.

The Montreal Expos played 43 “home games” at the stadium in 2003 and 2004.

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