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Here's your guide to Braves Spring Training

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ATLANTA -- Strengthened by the offseason addition of Josh Donaldson, the Braves are aiming to build upon last season's success.

Here are answers to some of the primary questions you may have as the defending National League East champs prepare to begin Spring Training next week.

ATLANTA -- Strengthened by the offseason addition of Josh Donaldson, the Braves are aiming to build upon last season's success.

Here are answers to some of the primary questions you may have as the defending National League East champs prepare to begin Spring Training next week.

Spring Training: Schedule | Gear | Info | Roster

Pitchers and catchers report date
Feb. 15

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First pitchers and catchers workout
Feb. 16

Full-squad report date
Feb. 20

First full-squad workout
Feb. 21

New faces to know
3B Donaldson, C Brian McCann

Top prospects to know
RHP Mike Soroka, RHP Ian Anderson, RHP Kyle Wright, RHP Touki Toussaint, 3B Austin Riley, LHP Luiz Gohara, OF Drew Waters, C William Contreras, LHP Kolby Allard, LHP Kyle Muller

Where is the facility?
This will be the final season the Braves train at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex, which is located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Can fans attend workouts?
Workouts are open to the public. Disney charges $19 per day for patrons to enter the complex.

First Grapefruit League game
Feb. 23 at Mets, 1:10 p.m. ET in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

First TV game
March 5 at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. (broadcast on FOX Sports Southeast, produced by YES Network)
March 22 vs. Tigers, 6:05 p.m. (first game that will include the Braves' broadcast team)

Other notable game
Feb. 25 vs. Nationals, 1:05 p.m. (Grapefruit League home opener)

Last Grapefruit League game
The Braves will conclude the Florida portion of their spring schedule on March 24, when they host the Rays at North Port's CoolToday Park. The new stadium will begin serving as Atlanta's Spring Training home in 2020.

Additional exhibitions
After leaving Florida, the Braves will host the Reds at SunTrust Park on March 25 (7:20 p.m.) and March 26 (1:10 p.m.).

Opening Day
March 28 at Phillies, 3:05 p.m.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001.

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