Phillies Spring Training FAQs, important dates

February 17th, 2020

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- New skipper Joe Girardi will save his big speech for Monday, when the Phillies have their first full-squad workout at Carpenter Complex.

But he will speak to his pitchers and catchers before their first workout on Wednesday.

“This is a time of preparation,” Girardi said on Tuesday morning at Spectrum Field. “It’s a time of competition, too, but the competition does not start tomorrow. It’s a chance for the players to get in shape and prepare to compete.”

Here are some Spring Training and early-season details for Phillies fans:

Pitchers and catchers report date
Tuesday, Feb. 11

First pitchers and catchers workout
Wednesday, Feb. 12

Full-squad report date
Sunday, Feb. 16

First full-squad workout
Monday, Feb. 17

New faces to know
Left-hander Cristopher Sanchez

Top prospects to know
Third baseman Alec Bohm (No. 30 on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list)
Right-hander Spencer Howard (No. 34)
Outfielder Mickey Moniak
Infielder Nick Maton
Left-hander Damon Jones
Left-hander Kyle Dohy

Where is the facility?
Spectrum Field is located at 601 Old Coachman Road in Clearwater.

Can fans attend workouts?
Yes, fans can watch workouts at Carpenter Complex across from Spectrum Field.

First game
Saturday, Feb. 22, against the Tigers at 1:05 p.m. ET at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.

First TV game
Sunday, Feb. 23, against the Pirates at 1:05 p.m. ET in Clearwater.

One other notable game
The Phillies host the Blue Jays on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, in a split-squad game at 1:05 p.m. ET. The Phils break out the green jerseys and caps. Tickets go fast. The other split squad plays the Pirates at 1:05 p.m. ET at LECOM Park in Bradenton.

Last Spring Training game in Florida
Monday, March 23, against the Rays at 1:05 p.m. ET at Spectrum Field.

Any additional exhibitions before the regular season?

Opening Day
Thursday, March 26, against the Marlins at 4:10 p.m. ET at Marlins Park in Miami.