Spring Training games start TODAY. Watch free on MLB.TV

March 17th, 2022

It’s finally time: Spring Training games start today, and the glorious scenes of Cactus League and Grapefruit League baseball in Arizona and Florida return as one of the most celebratory rites of springtime begins anew.

There are four games on tap today, the first three of which are free on MLB.TV: the Twins will take on the Red Sox at JetBlue Park at 1:05 p.m. ET, the White Sox and Cubs meet for a pair of split-squad contests at 4:05 pm. -- one at the Cubs’ Spring Training home of Sloan Park, and the other at the White Sox Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch -- and the D-backs play the Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick at 4:10 pm.

So get ready to see star center fielder Byron Buxton back in action for Minnesota, along with the club’s No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline, Royce Lewis, and several new faces after the Twins’ flurry of moves over the past few days. Meanwhile, watch the Red Sox prepare to make a run back to the top of the American League East.

The White Sox have some new faces of their own, along with one of the most exciting young lineups in the game looking to take the next step in 2022. And be on the lookout for the Cubs’ big new signing, slugging Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki.

Thursday’s games are only an appetizer before a full slate of Spring Training action on Friday, when new faces in new places will take the diamond while familiar stars return to action seeking the ultimate prize this fall. 

Spring Training is in full swing -- be sure to catch it all on MLB.TV.