SEATTLE -- With the Mariners opening their regular season early this year in Japan, they'll be one of the first teams hitting the field next week when Spring Training begins.Here's a handy guide to have you ready when the action begins in Arizona.:: Spring Training coverage presented by Camping World
SEATTLE -- With the Mariners opening their regular season early this year in Japan, they'll be one of the first teams hitting the field next week when Spring Training begins.
Here's a handy guide to have you ready when the action begins in Arizona.
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Pitchers and catchers report date
First pitchers and catchers workout
Full squad report date
Friday, Feb. 15
First full-squad workout
Saturday, Feb. 16
New faces to know
LF Domingo Santana, CF Mallex Smith, SS J.P. Crawford, OF/1B Jay Bruce, SS Tim Beckham, DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion, C Omar Narváez, SP Yusei Kikuchi, relievers Hunter Strickland, Anthony Swarzak, Cory Gearrin, Zac Rosscup
Top prospects to know
SP Justus Sheffield, SP Justin Dunn, OF Kyle Lewis, 1B Evan White, 2B Shed Long, SP Erik Swanson, OF Braden Bishop, OF Dom Thompson-Williams, C Cal Raleigh, RH Matt Festa.
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Where is the facility?
Peoria Sports Complex, 15707 North 83rd Ave., Peoria, Ariz., just off AZ-101 and Bell Road.
Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, workouts are free to the public and typically run from about 10 a.m. to noon prior to day games, or afternoons prior to night games.
First Cactus League game
Thursday, Feb. 21 vs. the A's, 12:05 p.m. PT (1:05 p.m. MT in Arizona) at Hohokam Park in Mesa.
First TV game
Friday, Feb. 22 vs. the A's, 12:05 p.m. PT (1:05 p.m. MT) at Peoria Stadium.
One other notable game
Friday, March 8 vs. the always-popular Cubs, 5:40 p.m. PT (6:40 p.m. MT) at Peoria Stadium.
Last game in Arizona
Wednesday, March 13 vs. Giants, 6:40 p.m. PT at Peoria Stadium before Major League squad flies to Tokyo. There will be three more Cactus League games in Arizona (on March 19, 21 and 22) that Mariners Minor Leaguers will play while the big league club is in Japan.
Any exhibitions before the regular season?
Mariners will play the Padres in two exhibition games at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Monday, March 25 at 7:10 p.m. PT and Tuesday, March 26 at 1:10 p.m. PT after returning from Japan, prior to the home opener against the Red Sox on Thursday, March 28.
Opening Day date, time, opponent and location
Wednesday, March 20, 2:35 a.m. PT vs. the A's at the Tokyo Dome.
Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.