Giants, A's first spring training workout dates announced


MLB announced on Tuesday announced the reporting dates for 2021 spring training in the Cactus and Grapefruit League.

For both the Giants and A's, pitchers and catchers will report on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Both teams' first full-squad workouts are scheduled to occur on Monday, Feb. 22.

The Giants and A's both will still be playing in Arizona in the Cactus League despite some new safety regulations this season.

Players must participate in a five-day at-home quarantine prior to reporting to spring training. This will be followed by diagnostic/PCR and antibody/serology testing. 

In addition, MLB said in a press release on Tuesday the league will be expanding access to voluntary COVID-19 testing for family and household members of covered individuals. MLB also will continue charitable testing for healthcare workers, first responders, youth organizations and other members of MLB communities as a public service.

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MLB also said for spring training, as well as the championship and postseason, those covered individuals may not attend indoor gatherings of 10 or more people which includes restaurants, bars, lounges and fitness/wellness centers. 

For now, it appears we will have a normal start to the season. 

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