Eight Spring Training games and a World Baseball Classic matchup can be seen today and tonight on MLB.TV.Giants ace Madison Bumgarner takes the mound in Arizona, Pedro Alvarez makes his Grapefruit League debut with the O's and the Yankees face an old nemesis in Clay Buchholz.Fans can watch much of
Eight Spring Training games and a World Baseball Classic matchup can be seen today and tonight on MLB.TV.
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner takes the mound in Arizona, Pedro Alvarez makes his Grapefruit League debut with the O's and the Yankees face an old nemesis in Clay Buchholz.
Fans can watch much of this spring's action streaming live on MLB.TV Premium.
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Here's what to watch for throughout the day (all times ET):
Bumgarner on the bump: LAA@SF, 4:05 p.m., MLB.TV
Bumgarner gets the start for the Giants, who have named him their Opening Day starter for the fourth straight season.
Tyler Skaggs returns to the mound for the Angels after missing his last Cactus League start because of shoulder weakness. The left-hander is ready to go after two successful bullpen sessions. Skaggs is expected to work two innings and make around 30 pitches.
Alvarez set to debut: BAL@PIT, 1:05 p.m., MLB.TV
Alvarez will make his Grapefruit League debut and get the start at designated hitter for the Orioles when they travel to nearby Bradenton to play the Pirates. Alvarez is back with the O's on a Minor League deal. Ubaldo Jimenez will start for Baltimore.
The Pirates return from an off-day and send Jameson Taillon to the mound for his third start of the spring. Taillon is looking to build off an impressive rookie season.
Yankees face old nemesis: PHI@NYY, 6:35 p.m., MLB.TV
Buchholz takes the mound for the Phillies as they make the short trip to Tampa to face the Yankees under the lights at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Buchholz is well known to the Yankees and their fans, as the right-hander spent a decade with the Red Sox before being dealt to the Phillies this offseason.
Michael Pineda makes his third Grapefruit League start for the Yankees. Pineda is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and six strikeouts in five innings this spring.
Leake goes for Cards: STL@MIN, 1:05 p.m., MLB.TV
The Cardinals and Twins both return from off-days when they meet in Fort Myers. Mike Leake will make his fourth start of the spring for the Cardinals. Leake is a lock to make the Cardinals rotation.
Tyler Duffey gets the ball for the Twins as he continues to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation. Duffey has allowed seven runs (five earned) in 6 2/3 innings this spring. Other pitchers expected to see action for the Twins include Brandon Kintzler, Craig Breslow, Thomas Pressly, Matt Belisle and Player Page for Buddy Boshers.
McCarthy eyes rotation job: LAD@SEA, 4:10 p.m., MLB.TV
Brandon McCarthy will look to move closer toward earning a spot in the rotation when he starts for the visiting Dodgers against the Mariners in Peoria. McCarthy is among a handful of arms battling for a starting job in camp.
Chris Heston starts for Seattle. The right-hander has worked seven scoreless innings in three outings this spring. Still, Heston is likely to open the season with Triple-A Tacoma.
Walker puts scoreless streak on the line: ARI@CHC, 10:05 p.m., MLB.TV
Taijuan Walker enters tonight's start against the Cubs having yet to allow a run in nine innings this spring. So far, Walker is proving to be a nice offseason addition for the D-backs.
For the Cubs, it's a rare night game under the lights at Sloan Park. Kyle Hendricks will make his third spring start. He's given up two hits over five innings in his two previous starts, striking out five and walking none.
Harvey, Wheeler to pitch: NYM@MIA, 1:05 p.m., Gameday Audio
Matt Harvey takes the mound for the Mets on the road against the Marlins in Jupiter. Fellow starter Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his second Grapefruit League appearance in relief. Harvey is recovering from surgery to repair thoracic outlet syndrome. Wheeler is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Left-hander Sean Gilmartin will also pitch for the Mets.
Marlins regulars Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki will be in the lineup. Lefty Justin Nicolino draws the start as he continues to make his case for a rotation spot.
**Austin Laymance** is a reporter for MLB.com.