NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Despite the delay to the baseball season, baseball is putting Yankee jerseys to good use.

Major League Baseball is stepping up in a major way in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus.

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The raw material used to make jerseys is now being used to create masks and hospital gowns.

Fanatics, the company that manufactures the official MLB uniforms, plans to make 1 million masks and gowns, then continue as long as the need exists.

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The first wave of uniforms used will be the Yankees and Phillies, and they’re being distributed throughout Pennsylvania and extend across New Jersey and New York.