The Miami Marlins will be in New York on Monday to face the Yankees at Yankee Stadium for a two-game set, but Marlins CEO Derek Jeter won’t be there.

Jeter told media that he was staying behind because it would be “awkward.”

"It would be an awkward situation for me to actually go to Yankee Stadium," he said. "I’m just being honest with you guys, that’s why I’m not going. I knew it was going to be a story one way or the other, so I might as well get out in front of it and say I’m not going. I will not be there."

Monday will be the first time during the regular season that the Marlins will see former star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in an opposing lineup after the team traded him in the offseason for Starlin Castro and a pair of minor-leaguers.

It has been a rocky start for Jeter in his first campaign as Marlins CEO. They've opened the season with a 4-9 record and saw the three smallest reported attendance totals since Marlins Park opened in 2012, with the highest of those three crowds totalling just over 7,000.

Miami will continue their weekend series at home with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday evening.