Mets, Yankees open 2021 spring training

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NEW YORK — Pitchers and catchers around baseball reported to spring training Wednesday appreciating what’s at stake as they try to follow COVID-19 protocols make sure the season runs with minimal interruptions.

They must follow even tougher restrictions than they dealt with during the abbreviated 2020 season.

MLB is hoping to have a full, 162-game season after playing a 60-game schedule last year that included no fans in the stands until the postseason.

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