Yes, the best day on the calendar has finally arrived: today sees the first workout for pitchers and catchers, which means we are at the official start of spring training 2019.
Yesterday pitchers and catcher reported for the Oakland Athletics, with the first workout at the Lew Wolff training centerset for later this morning. The A’s were the first team to report for spring training and the first team to hold workouts. (Why? The team is traveling to Tokyo in mid-March to open the 2019 regular season against the Seattle Mariners.) The Mariners, meanwhile, will have pitchers and catchers report today, with the first workouts at the Peoria Sports Complexset for tomorrow. Other teams have pitchers and catchers reporting as early as tomorrow and as late as Feb. 15. Check out the list here:
2019 Spring Training Reporting Dates
Workouts for all teams are open to the public. Generally, teams will gather for morning and early afternoon workouts, but schedules are not released to the public, and there are no guarantees on who might be working out in public. If you want to head out to workouts before games start on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22, check out our workouts guide:
2019 Spring Training Workout Schedules
When games start on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22, workouts are curtailed. A tip for those in search of specific players: head to workout areas when teams are on the road for games. Most starters are left behind and will be at the practice fields.
We will be Arizona beginning Feb. 23 to hit some early-season games, check out Scottsdale Stadium improvements, and then tour the renovations at the Milwaukee Brewers spring-training facility before the first game at Brewers Fields of Phoenix.
If you’re going, the time to begin planning is now — so plan ahead with our 2019 spring training books.
Now through the end of spring training you can take 30 percent off the purchase of The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2019, in either print or eBook formats for both Arizona and Florida. When you order a print copy of The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2019, we will include an updated schedule addendum, reflecting final game dates and times. And if you buy an eBook version from us or a third party (Amazon, BN, Apple), you should receive an updated version with final schedules.
To take advantage of this discount, just enter February2019 in the discount field when you’re ready to check out. (The discount field is in the upper-right corner of the checkout screen, when it lists the price of items in your shopping cart and any applicable taxes.) And, as always, we’ll throw in free shipping! Just a note that this offer is good while supplies last, and we expect to sell every copy of the Florida guide in coming weeks.