WASHINGTON -- The Nationals have already packed up and shipped off their last equipment trucks for West Palm Beach, Fla., so the start of Spring Training is near at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, already in its third year of operation.Here is some info for fans looking to
WASHINGTON -- The Nationals have already packed up and shipped off their last equipment trucks for West Palm Beach, Fla., so the start of Spring Training is near at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, already in its third year of operation.
Here is some info for fans looking to make the trip to the complex or just looking for that baseball fix to escape the cold weather.
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Pitchers and catchers report date
Wednesday, Feb. 13
First pitchers and catchers workout
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Full-squad report date
Monday, Feb. 18
First full-squad workout
Tuesday, Feb. 19
New faces to know
Second baseman Brian Dozier, catchers Yan Gomes and Kurt Suzuki, starters Patrick Corbin and Aníbal Sánchez and relievers Kyle Barraclough and Trevor Rosenthal
Top prospects to know
Outfielder Victor Robles, infielder Carter Kieboom and right-hander Tanner Rainey
Where is the facility?
FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is located at 5444 Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, Fla., 33407.
Can fans attend workouts?
On their side of the complex, the Nationals have six practice fields, a bullpen area with 10 mounds apiece and an artificial turf agility field, where manager Dave Martinez hosts the morning "Circle of Trust" meetings around 9 a.m. ET. Fans are able to from alongside the gates once workouts begin.
First game/first TV game
Saturday, Feb. 23, vs. the Astros at 6:35 p.m. ET
One other notable game
Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. ET
Last Grapefruit League game
Sunday, March 24, in a split-squad game at Mets (12:10 p.m. ET) and at Astros (1:05 p.m. ET)
Any additional exhibitions before the regular season?
Monday, March 25, vs. Yankees at 5:05 p.m. ET at Nationals Park
Thursday, March 28, vs. Mets at 1:05 p.m. ET at Nationals Park
Jamal Collier has covered the Nationals for MLB.com since 2016. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.