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2017 Spring Training Dates: When do pitchers and catchers report?

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2017 Spring Training Dates: When do pitchers and catchers report?

2017 Spring Training is right around the corner. MLB teams are starting to make preparations for sunny Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League) in order to start getting ready for the 2017 season.

The first step on the road to 2017 Opening Day is the official reporting of pitchers and catchers to their spring training sites. It's a date every baseball fan has circled and it's the first sign that baseball is upon us again. 

Here is a list of all first workout dates for every team

Note: Most organizations require their players to report to training a day prior to their first workout date.

Team Name: Pitchers & Catchers Workout Date/ Position Players Workout Date/ Spring Training Location

2017 National League Spring Traing Dates:

— Arizona Diamondbacks: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Scottsdale, Ari.

— Atlanta Braves: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

— Chicago Cubs: Feb. 15/ Feb. 18/ Mesa, Ari.

— Cincinnati Reds: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/Goodyear, Ari.

— Colorado Rockies: Feb. 14/ Feb. 20/ Scottsdale, Ari.

— Los Angeles Dodgers: Feb. 16/ Feb. 21/ Glendale, Ari.

— Miami Marlins: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Jupiter, Fla.

— Milwaukee Brewers: Feb. 15/ Feb. 18/ Phoenix, Ari.

— New York Mets: Feb. 14/ Feb. 19/ Port St. Lucie, Fla.

— Philadelphia Philles: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Clearwater, Fla.

— Pittsburgh Pirates: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Bradenton, Fla.

— St. Louis Cardinals: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Jupiter, Fla.

— San Diego Padres: Feb. 15/ Feb. 18/ Peoria, Ari.

— San Francisco Giants: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Scottsdale, Ari.

— Washington Nationals: Feb. 16/ Feb. 19/ West Palm Beach, Fla.

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2017 American League Spring Training Dates:

— Baltimore Orioles: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Sarasota, Fla.

— Boston Red Sox: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Lee County, Fla.

— Chicago White Sox: Feb. 14/ Feb. 18/ Glendale, Ari.

— Cleveland Indians: Feb. 14/ Feb. 19/ Goodyear, Ari.

— Detroit Tigers: Feb. 14/ Feb. 18/ Lakeland, Fla.

— Houston Astros: Feb. 15/ Feb. 18/ West Palm Beach, Fla.

— Kansas City Royals: Feb. 14/ Feb. 17/ Surprise, Ari.

— Los Angeles Angels: Feb. 15/ Feb. 18/ Tempe, Ari.

— Minnesota Twins: Feb. 15/ Feb. 19/ Lee County, Fla.

— New York Yankees: Feb. 15/ Feb. 19/ Tampa, Fla.

— Oakland Athletics: Feb. 15/ Feb. 19/ Mesa, Ari.

— Seattle Mariners: Feb. 15/ Feb. 19/ Peoria, Ari.

— Tampa Bay Rays: Feb. 14/ Feb. 19/ Charlotte County, Fla.

— Texas Rangers: Feb. 15/ Feb. 21/ Surprise, Ari.

— Toronto Blue Jays: Feb. 15/ Feb. 18/ Dunedin, Fla.

 

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Soto, Harper homer in Nats' win over Padres

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Soto, Harper homer in Nats' win over Padres

WASHINGTON -- Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, hit a three-run homer in his first career start as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday.

Mark Reynolds had two solo home runs for the Nationals, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Bryce Harper had a homer and an RBI double.

Soto's drive highlighted a five-run second inning for Washington. The promising outfielder, who played for three minor league teams this season, hit the first pitch from Robbie Erlin (1-3) over the Nationals bullpen in left-center field. Soto also singled.

Soto's homer traveled an estimated 442 feet at Nationals Park. He earned a standing ovation from the crowd and the teenager responded by taking a curtain call. Per Baseball-Reference.com, Soto became the first teenager to hit a home run in a major league game since Harper on Sept. 30, 2012.

Called up to Washington on Sunday, Soto became the first 19-year-old to make his major league debut since Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias in 2016. He entered that game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and struck out.

Washington's starting left fielder began the season at Class A Hagerstown. He hit a combined .362 with 14 homers and 52 RBIs in his three minor league stops.

Gio Gonzalez (5-2) allowed two runs and two hits in seven innings.

San Diego's Franmil Reyes, playing in his seventh career game, also hit his first career home run.

Trea Turner hit a pair of RBI doubles for Washington. Reynolds had three hits.

Erlin surrendered six runs and seven hits over four innings in his third start of the season. San Diego had won three in a row.

Reyes connected for a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Padres' lineup generated little else against Gonzalez, who allowed one run over six innings in a no-decision at San Diego on May 9.

2018 MLB POWER RANKINGS AND OTHER NATS NEWS:

- Rankings Update: Where does your team fall?
- Cause For Concern?: How worried should Nats fans be?
- Very Persuasive: How Rizzo convinced Reynolds to come to D.C.

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Juan Soto crushes a homer in the first at-bat of his first-ever start

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Juan Soto crushes a homer in the first at-bat of his first-ever start

Juan Soto, the highly-regarded 19-year-old Nationals' prospect, got his first major league start of his career tonight. 

How did it go, you ask? Surely it would take Soto - who was in Single-A less than two weeks ago - some time to adjust? 

What were you doing at 19??

2018 MLB POWER RANKINGS AND OTHER NATS NEWS:

- Rankings Update: Where does your team fall?
- Cause For Concern?: How worried should Nats fans be?
- Very Persuasive: How Rizzo convinced Reynolds to come to D.C.