Royals Spring Training FAQs, dates to know

February 11th, 2020

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Royals pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on Tuesday. Unfortunately, rains throughout the night and early morning cut short voluntary workouts.

But the action will resume in full on Wednesday starting at 9:30 a.m. CT.

“It’s a very exciting time for us,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. “I got down here earlier than I ever have, and most of our players are already here as well. It’s going to be a very interesting Spring Training.”

Here’s a lowdown on what’s ahead for this camp:

First pitchers and catchers workout
Feb. 12

First full-squad workout
Feb. 17

New faces to know
Third baseman Maikel Franco, shortstop Matt Reynolds, right-handers Trevor Rosenthal, Greg Holland, Stephen Woods Jr., Braden Shipley and Chance Adams

Top prospects to know
Right-hander Brady Singer (No. 59 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 rankings), left-hander Daniel Lynch (No. 61) and outfielder Nick Heath.

Where is the facility?
Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Ariz.

Can fans attend workouts?

If so, when and where?
There are four diamonds northwest of the stadium on campus where fans can watch and get autographs.

First Cactus League game
Feb. 21 vs. the Rangers at Surprise Stadium at 2:05 p.m. CT.

First TV game
Undetermined. The Royals are yet to have a new TV contract with FOX Sports Kansas City, though has reported a deal is close and that there will be no interruption of TV broadcasts.

One other notable game
March 7 vs. the Reds at Surprise Stadium at 2:05 p.m. CT. It’s their first chance to see former Royal Mike Moustakas in a Reds uniform.

Last game in Arizona
March 21 vs. the Rangers at Surprise Stadium at 2:05 CT.

Additional exhibitions
After the Royals break camp on March 21, they will travel to Milwaukee to play the Brewers March 23-24 with both games starting at 6:40 p.m. CT.

Opening Day
March 26 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago against the White Sox at 1:10 p.m. CT.

Home opener
April 2 at Kauffman Stadium against the Mariners at 3:05 p.m. CT.