Everything you need to know about Spring Training
Batter up, baseball fans. It may still be cold outside, but Spring Training is here. With unparalleled player access, smaller, more intimate stadiums, up-close encounters with veteran stars and new prospects, Spring Training is an exciting baseball experience. If you are new to baseball, Spring Training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the regular baseball season. While wins and losses do not count, Spring Training remains one of the best experiences in sports and perfectly embodies the hope of a new season.
Here is what you can expect:
Before the regular season begins, fans get to delight in watching new players joining their team. This year, Bryce Harper, Dallas Keuchel, and Craig Kimbrel are a few of the biggest remaining names in free agency. Furthermore, sometimes the best transactions are in the form of extensions, with teams keeping the players they love. Notably, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola have just signed extensions, while extensions for Jacob deGrom and Nolan Arenado have been rumored for months.
For prospects, Spring Training is about proving themselves. For the next month, see how top prospects measure up against big league stars. For Blue Jays fans, all eyes will be on MLB’s top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 19-year-old son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero.
Highlights of the Blue Jays’ Spring Training schedule include an early-spring showdown with the Boston Red Sox on February 26th, a pair of home matchups with the New York Yankees (March 3rd and March 24th), two contests against the Philadelphia Phillies (February 28th and March 6th) and four home games during March Break.
Toronto Blue Jays 2019 Spring Training Home Schedule (at Dunedin Stadium):
|Saturday, Feb. 23||Detroit Tigers||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Tuesday, Feb. 26||Boston Red Sox||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Thursday, Feb. 28||Philadelphia Phillies||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Friday, March 1||Pittsburgh Pirates (SS)||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, March 2||Tampa Bay Rays||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Sunday, March 3||New York Yankees||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Wednesday, March 6||Philadelphia Phillies||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Friday, March 8||Pittsburgh Pirates (SS)||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Tuesday, March 12||Tampa Bay Rays||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Thursday, March 14||New York Yankees||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, March 16||Baltimore Orioles (SS)||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Sunday, March 17||Minnesota Twins||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Monday, March 18||Detroit Tigers||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Wednesday, March 20||Atlanta Braves||1:07 p.m. ET|
|Friday, March 22||Baltimore Orioles||1:07 p.m. ET|
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