Baseball is almost back.
As the calendar flips to February, pitchers and catchers are due to report to their respective spring training facilities in just a couple of weeks with position players scheduled to report days later.
Once camps are underway, a month-plus of spring training games across Arizona and Florida will follow as clubs gear up for the regular season.
Before first pitch in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues, here’s what to know about 2023 spring training.
Which MLB teams play in the Grapefruit League?
Fifteen clubs hold spring training in the state of Florida and compete in the Grapefruit League:
- Atlanta Braves
- Baltimore Orioles
- Boston Red Sox
- Detroit Tigers
- Houston Astros
- Miami Marlins
- Minnesota Twins
- New York Mets
- New York Yankees
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- St. Louis Cardinals
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Toronto Blue Jays
- Washington Nationals
Which MLB teams play in the Cactus League?
The rest of the league prepares for the season in Arizona and plays in the Cactus League:
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Chicago Cubs
- Cincinnati Reds
- Cleveland Guardians
- Colorado Rockies
- Chicago White Sox
- Kansas City Royals
- Los Angeles Angels
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Oakland A’s
- San Diego Padres
- San Francisco Giants
- Seattle Mariners
- Texas Rangers
When does 2023 MLB spring training start?
Spring training begins with two Cactus League games on Friday, Feb. 24. The Rangers will take on the Royals, while the Mariners will battle the Padres.
All 30 MLB teams will be in action on Saturday, Feb. 25. You can see the full Grapefruit League schedule here and the entire Cactus League slate here.
When is the White Sox's first spring training game?
The White Sox kick things off against the Padres on Feb. 25.
When is the Cubs' first spring training game?
The Cubs open against the Giants on Feb. 25.
When does 2023 MLB spring training end?
The Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues both wrap up on Tuesday, March 28.
When is 2023 MLB Opening Day?
The 2023 regular season gets underway on Thursday, March 30.
Who is playing on 2023 MLB Opening Day?
Opening Day will feature all 30 teams. Barring any postponements, it will be the first time since 1968 that every team begins its season on the same day.
You can check out the Opening Day slate here.