The Tampa Bay Rays aren’t the only pro baseball team in the area considering a move. Various media outlets are reporting the New York Yankees are negotiating a possible sale of the team’s minor league Tampa squad — which could mean a relocation to Orlando.
The Yankees’ Single A minor league team plays at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, where the major league team also plays its spring training games.
Yankees officials acknowledged they have spoken to investors about a sale of the minor league team, but it will not affect where the big league club plays its spring training, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
Reports on a possible sale first surfaced on a television station in Orlando, WFTV, and the St. Pete Times reported yesterday that a group of Orange County investors will be making an announcement on the matter today.