NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Exterior of Yankee Stadium after a game between the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees on September 6, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Major League Baseball announced the tentative 2016 regular season schedules for all 30 teams on Tuesday afternoon. There are still times and dates that could be changed, but here is a preview of what the 2016 New York Yankees’ schedule looks like as of right now.
On April 4, the Yankees will open up their season at home, as they will start a three-game set with the Houston Astros. This will mark the second straight year that the Yankees will begin their season at home, as they took on the Toronto Blue Jays on opening day at Yankee Stadium this season.
As always, inter-league play is part of the schedule, as the Yankees will travel to three National League ballparks. This upcoming season, the Yankees will play the National League West Division, and will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (May 16-18), the Colorado Rockies (June 14-15), and the San Diego Padres (July 1-3) on the road next summer.
The two other teams in the National League West Division, the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, will both make trips to Yankee Stadium in 2016. The Giants will play a three-game set from July 22-24, and the Dodgers will travel to New York later in the season for a three-game series from September 12-14.
During the first week of August, the Yankees will continue their cross-town rivalry with the New York Mets, as they will take part in a four-game home-and-home series. The first two games of the series will start on August 1-2 at Citi Field , and will shift over to the Bronx for the final two games of the series on August 3-4.
Similar to this year’s schedule, the final month of the season be loaded with games against the American League East Division. In total, 27 of the team’s final 30 games will be against division opponents, with the only exception being the three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle of the month.
Out of the final 30 games of the season, the Yankees will have 14 home games, including a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles to complete the season. That series will lead the Yankees into October, as the regular season is scheduled to end on October 2.
We still have a lot of baseball left in the 2015 season, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next season. If you want to see the New York Yankees’ full 2016 schedule, you can do so by clicking here.