Mets, Marlins to play series in Puerto Rico in 2020

A decade after they last faced off on the island, the Mets and Marlins are headed back to Puerto Rico in 2020.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that the NL East rivals will play April 28-30 at San Juan’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium. The Marlins will be the home team for the series.

“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.”

While MLB teams were regular visitors to San Juan in 2003 and 2004, when the Expos played 43 “home” games there, there has been only one series on the island since the 2010 Mets-Marlins set: two games between the Indians and Twins in 2018.

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