The Red Sox will start building the foundation for what they hope will be a repeat championship season next week under the warm sun in Fort Myers, Fla.Most of the cast is back from a team that set a franchise record with 108 wins in the regular season and rolled
The Red Sox will start building the foundation for what they hope will be a repeat championship season next week under the warm sun in Fort Myers, Fla.
Most of the cast is back from a team that set a franchise record with 108 wins in the regular season and rolled through the postseason at an 11-3 mark. Here is a primer for Spring Training.
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Pitchers and catchers report date
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First pitchers and catchers workout
Full squad report date
First full-squad workout
New faces to know
RHP Colten Brewer, RHP Zach Putnam, OF Bryce Brentz, OF Gorkys Hernández
Top prospects to know
3B/1B Michael Chavis, 3B Bobby Dalbec, LHP Darwinzon Hernandez, RHP Denyi Reyes, RHP Travis Lakins, RHP Mike Shawaryn, INF C.J. Chatham, 1B Sam Travis
Where is the facility?
JetBlue Park at Fenway South, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, Fla., 33913
Can fans attend workouts?
All Spring Training workouts at Fenway South are open to the public beginning Feb. 13. Typically, the players take the field sometime between 9:30-10 a.m. ET, and are on the field until at least noon.
Feb. 22 vs. Northeastern Huskies, 1:05 p.m. ET at JetBlue Park
First Grapefruit League game
Feb. 23 vs. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET at JetBlue Park
First TV game
There has been no official announcement yet, but the first televised game is expected to be Feb. 22 vs. Northeastern on FOX 25, 1:05 p.m. ET at JetBlue Park.
One other notable game
March 4 vs. Mets (split squad), 1:10 p.m. ET at First Data Field
Last Grapefruit League game
March 23 vs. Pirates (split squad), 1:05 p.m. ET at JetBlue Park
Any additional exhibitions before the regular season?
For the second consecutive Spring Training, the Red Sox and Cubs will play a couple of tuneups against each other just before the start of the regular season. Last year, the games were at JetBlue Park. This time, Boston will visit Sloan Park, the Cubs' spring home in Mesa, Ariz., for games on March 25 (9:05 p.m. ET) and March 26 (3:05 p.m. ET).
March 28 vs. Mariners, 7:08 p.m. ET at Safeco Field
Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.