The games had been originally scheduled for San Diego’s Petco Park, and the shift to Estadio de Beisbol was announced Monday. The Padres will remain the home team.
This will be the third regular-season series in Monterrey. Colorado beat San Diego 8-2 there in Major League Baseball’s season opener on April 4, 1999, and the Padres won two of three games against the New York Mets from Aug. 16-18, 1996.
This is the third shift in games announced for next season. Cleveland and Minnesota will play a two-game series from April 17-18 at San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Philadelphia and the Mets will meet on Aug. 19 at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, near the site of the Little League World Series.
Each player making the Mexico or Puerto Rico trips will receive an additional $15,000. Managers, coaches, trainers and clubhouse staff on each team will split $40,000.