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Giants Spring Training FAQs, important dates

@mi_guardado
February 11, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale Stadium for their physicals on Tuesday, giving many of them their first opportunity to check out their brand new Spring Training complex. As part of a $50.6 million renovation, players walked into a new clubhouse, complete with a weight room,

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale Stadium for their physicals on Tuesday, giving many of them their first opportunity to check out their brand new Spring Training complex.

As part of a $50.6 million renovation, players walked into a new clubhouse, complete with a weight room, an event space, a training room and plenty of other updated amenities.

The changes weren’t limited to the facilities, though. With the retirement of Bruce Bochy, the Giants now find themselves entering a new era under Gabe Kapler and his 13-person coaching staff, which is largely comprised of young instructors from non-traditional backgrounds.

“Once we figure out who’s a Minor League invite and who the coaches are, we’ll be able to go from there,” right-hander Jeff Samardzija joked.

Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know as the Giants kick off Spring Training:

First pitchers and catchers workout
Wednesday, Feb. 12

Full squad report date
Sunday, Feb. 16

First full-squad workout
Monday, Feb. 17

New faces to know
On the 40-man roster: INF Wilmer Flores, RHP Kevin Gausman, LHP Drew Smyly, LHP Tyler Anderson, LHP Jarlin García, RHP Dany Jiménez, IF Kean Wong, RHP Luis Madero

Notable non-roster invitees
IF Yolmer Sánchez, OF Billy Hamilton, LHP Jerry Blevins, RHP Tyson Ross, RHP Andrew Triggs, RHP Nick Vincent, C Tyler Heineman, IF/OF Darin Ruf

Top prospects to know
C Joey Bart (No. 1 in Giants’ organization, per MLB Pipeline), RHP Logan Webb (No. 5), RHP Sean Hjelle (No. 6), IF Mauricio Dubón (No. 8), RHP Melvin Adon (No. 16), LHP Conner Menez (No. 18), OF Chris Shaw (No. 22), C Ricardo Genoves (No. 23), C Aramis Garcia (No. 24), Jiménez (No. 28), IF Abiatal Avelino (No. 29)

Where is the facility?
Scottsdale Stadium is located at 7408 E Osborn Rd., in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Can fans attend workouts?
Workouts at Scottsdale Stadium are generally open to the public when the Giants do not have a home game scheduled. Entry is through Home Plate Plaza on the corner of Osborn and Drinkwater roads. Players typically begin to take the field around 10 a.m. PT.

First game
Saturday, Feb. 22 vs. the Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium, 12:05 p.m. PT

First TV game
KNTV will air the Giants’ split-squad game against the Rockies at 6:05 p.m. PT on Feb. 28 at Scottsdale Stadium.

One other notable game
The Giants will play the D-backs three times during Spring Training, with their first matchup scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, at Scottsdale Stadium at 12:05 p.m. PT. It could mark San Francisco's first encounter with franchise icon Madison Bumgarner, who signed a five-year, $85 million contract with Arizona on Dec. 17.

Last game in Arizona
Saturday, March 21, vs. the Reds at Scottsdale Stadium, 1:05 p.m. PT

Any additional exhibitions before the regular season?
After concluding Cactus League play, the Giants will return to Northern California and face their Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats, on Sunday, March 22, at Sutter Health Park in Sacramento. San Francisco will conclude its exhibition schedule with a two-game Bay Bridge Series against the A's, playing one game at the Coliseum on Monday, March 23, and one game at Oracle Park on Tuesday, March 24.

Maria Guardado covers the Giants for MLB.com. She previously covered the Angels from 2017-18. Follow her on Twitter.