What to know about Astros Spring Training
The defending World Series champions will begin preparations to defend their title when the Astros head to West Palm Beach, Fla., this month for the start of Spring Training.
The Astros, who won 106 games in the regular season before going 11-2 in the postseason and beating the Phillies in six games in the World Series, welcome new first baseman José Abreu into camp as their biggest offseason acquisition. They also have a new general manager in Dana Brown, hired from the Braves in January.
When is the first workout for pitchers and catchers?
Thursday, Feb. 16
What is the date of the first full-squad workout?
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Where is the team’s facility?
Ballpark of the Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Can fans attend workouts?
Astros workouts will be open to fans (free of charge) beginning Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Who are some new faces fans should know?
1B José Abreu
OF Bligh Madris
RHP Ty Buttrey
IF Rylan Bannon
Who are some of the top prospects invited to Major League camp?
RHP Hunter Brown (No. 1 in the organization, per MLB Pipeline)
C/1B Yainer Diaz (No. 3)
C Korey Lee (No. 7)
3B Joe Perez (No. 9)
RHP Forrest Whitley (No. 10)
OF Justin Dirden (No. 11)
RHP Jayden Murray (No. 12)
Which players will be participating in the World Baseball Classic?
RHP Ryan Pressly (USA)
RF Kyle Tucker (USA)
SS Jeremy Peña (Dominican Republic)
LHP Framber Valdez (Dominican Republic)
RHP Cristian Javier (Dominican Republic)
RHP Héctor Neris (Dominican Republic)
RHP Rafael Montero (Dominican Republic)
RHP Bryan Abreu (Dominican Republic)
2B Jose Altuve (Venezuela)
RHP Luis Garcia (Venezuela)
RHP José Urquidy (Mexico)
C Martín Maldonado (Puerto Rico)
When is the team’s first Grapefruit League game?
Saturday, Feb. 25, vs. the Mets in West Palm Beach
What are some other notable spring games?
Feb. 28, at the Mets
March 1, vs. the Red Sox
March 3, vs. the Braves
March 4, at the Red Sox
March 7, vs. the Mets
March 8, vs. Team Venezuela
March 10, at the Mets
March 15, at the Braves
March 18, vs. the Mets
March 22, at the Mets
Will the team’s games be televised?
The following games will be on AT&T SportsNet SW, unless otherwise noted:
Feb. 25, vs. the Mets
Feb. 26, at the Nationals
Feb. 27, vs. the Marlins
Feb. 28, at the Mets (ESPN)
March 8, vs. Team Venezuela
March 21, vs. the Marlins
March 23, vs. the Nationals
March 25, at the Nationals
March 27, at Triple-A Sugar Land
When is the club’s last game in Florida?
Sunday, March 26, vs. the Cardinals
Will there be any additional exhibitions before the regular season?
March 27, at Triple-A Sugar Land, 7:10 p.m. CT
March 28, vs. Triple-A Sugar Land at Minute Maid Park, 7:10 p.m. CT
What are the details for Opening Day?
March 30, vs. the White Sox at Minute Maid Park, 6:08 p.m. CT