YES Network announcers will call most Yankees spring training games remotely
The YES Network will have its announcers call most of the Yankees’ spring training games it carries remotely, Newsday learned and YES confirmed on Thursday.
Michael Kay and David Cone will call two of YES’ 13 spring training games on site, but the other 11 will be called from a studio in Stamford, Connecticut.
The move is presumed to be a cost-cutting measure, part of an increasing number of games across sports being called remotely in recent years, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sideline reporter Meredith Marakovits, who has a home in the Tampa area, will be on site for most of the spring training games.
YES plans to have announcers on-site for all games it carries during the regular season.
SNY will have its announcers on-site for its Mets spring training slate in Florida.