Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MLB Politely Refuses Montreal's Offer to Host Games as Hurricane Irma Nears Florida

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MLB Politely Refuses Montreal's Offer to Host Games as Hurricane Irma Nears Florida

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MLB declines Montreal's offer to host games

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MONTREAL - A renewed Montreal offer to Major League Baseball to help out in the wake of hurricane Irma has been politely refused.

A person with knowledge of the offer told The Canadian Press late Thursday the City of Montreal offered to host the upcoming three-game series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.

Scheduled to be held in Tampa Bay between Sept. 11 and 13, the series will instead be held at Citi Field in New York.

A spokesperson for MLB said in an email Friday the availability of a sufficient number of hotel rooms in New York City was behind the choice.

The games will be played Monday night, Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

Irma is expected to hit Florida on Saturday and despite some fluctuations in strength, it will likely stay a Category 4 hurricane. …

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