Report: Tampa Bay Rays given permission by MLB to explore becoming 2-city team with Montreal
June 20, 2019 10:52AM PDT
The city of Tampa, Fla. seems to be feeling the pressure of the MLB to PDX movement.
In what would be an unprecedented move, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Tampa Bay Rays has been given permission by Major League Baseball to explore becoming a two-city team, and would partner with Montreal.
BREAKING: The Tampa Bay Rays have received MLB’s permission to explore becoming two-city team: the Tampa Bay area and Montreal, sources tell ESPN. The plan: Play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and finish the season in Montreal. News at ESPN: https://t.co/X6uSt4KLfC
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 20, 2019
Montreal last fielded a baseball team in 2004, when the Expos left town after 36 years.
More to come.