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Yankees Make Big Decision On Their Broadcasting Schedule

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TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 25: A New York Yankees cap and a baseball are seen at Legends Field on February 25, 2005 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees have reportedly made a big decision on their upcoming broadcasting schedule this season.

Per a report, the Yankees will have 21 games broadcast on Amazon Prime Video. Those 21 games will only be made available on the platform.

That means Yankees fans will need Amazon Prime Video to see each of the team's games this upcoming season.

The first Yankees game to be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video will be on Apr. 22. New York takes on the Cleveland Guardians that day.

"This season, 21 Yankees games can only be viewed on the gigantic e-commerce company’s streaming service," writes Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. "The games, according to sources, will be primarily on Friday nights.

"The first game will be Friday, April 22, when the Yankees host Cleveland, The Post has learned."

This is a significant development not only in regards to Yankees baseball, but the sports world as a whole. The 21 Yankees games broadcast on Amazon Prime Video this upcoming season won't even be on the YES network.

Expect this to become a common trend in sports television.

"This is all part of the sports streaming evolution, which is upon us, as fans are being asked to pay for more services to see their team’s games," Marchand added.

The Yankees begin their 2022 season on Apr. 7 against the Boston Red Sox.