What to know about Reds Spring Training
CINCINNATI -- The long wait for some baseball, any baseball, is just about over. The Reds will open Spring Training next week when pitchers and catchers report to camp in Goodyear, Ariz.
Here is the FAQ primer of information to help get you ready.
When is the first workout for pitchers and catchers?
Pitchers and catchers report to camp on Feb. 14 and hold their first workout on Feb. 15.
What is the date of the first full-squad workout?
Position players are scheduled to report Feb. 19, with the first full-squad workout on Feb. 20.
Where is the team’s facility?
The Reds player development complex is located at 3125 S. Wood Blvd. in Goodyear, Ariz. It's about a mile from Goodyear Ballpark, where Cactus League games are held.
Can fans attend workouts?
Yes. It's free to watch workouts.
Who are some new faces fans should know?
New additions include right fielder/first baseman Wil Myers, infielder Kevin Newman, infielder/outfielder Nick Solak, starting pitcher Luke Weaver and catchers Curt Casali and Luke Maile. Veteran utility player Chad Pinder is a non-roster invite.
Who are some of the top prospects invited to Major League camp?
Shortstop Elly De La Cruz, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 10 prospect overall and the No. 1 Reds prospect, is on the 40-man roster and will be at his first big league camp. No. 29 overall prospect and shortstop Noelvi Marte (Reds No. 2) was also added to the big league roster. Other prospects at camp will be left-handers Brandon Williamson and Andrew Abbott, shortstop Matt McLain and corner infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand.
When is the team’s first Cactus League game?
The Reds open their spring schedule vs. the Guardians at 3:05 p.m. ET/1:05 MST on Feb. 25 at Goodyear Ballpark. Cincinnati is the home team.
What are a few other notable spring games?
The Reds will play the A's in Las Vegas on March 4-5. Back in Goodyear, they will host the Dodgers on March 12, the Cubs on March 15 and the Padres on March 22.
Will the team’s games be televised?
Bally Sports Ohio will carry seven Reds games:
Feb. 25 vs. Guardians, 3 p.m. ET
Feb. 27 vs. Rangers, 3 p.m. ET
March 4 vs. A's at Las Vegas, 4 p.m. ET
March 5 vs. A's at Las Vegas, 4 p.m. ET
March 9 at Cubs, 3 p.m. ET (simulcast from Marquee network)
March 20 vs. Angels, 4 p.m. ET
March 22 vs. Padres, 9 p.m. ET
When is the club’s last game in Arizona?
Cincinnati's Cactus League schedule concludes on March 26 with split-squad games against the Guardians in Goodyear and the Rockies in Scottsdale.
What are the details for Opening Day?
Opening Day is March 30 vs. the Pirates at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET.