MLB Spring Training 2020: How Long Until Pitchers & Catchers Report In For Your Team?

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Arizona Diamondbacks

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Rockies - 1:10 p.m. (MST)
2020 outlook: Even after trading Zack Greinke last July, the Diamondbacks still finished at 85-77. Having Added Madison Bumgarner this offseason, Torey Lovullo's squad has hopes of reaching the postseason.

Atlanta Braves

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 17
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Orioles - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Braves did lose Josh Donaldson this offseason, but they're still a World Series contender. They added Cole Hamels and Marcell Ozuna on one-year deals, while re-signing Chris Martin and landing the top reliever on the market, Will Smith.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Braves - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Orioles will continue to follow the Astros' blueprint in the sense that they are attempting to bottom out for a stretch of seasons and rebuild their team through the MLB Draft.

Boston Red Sox

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Fri., Feb. 21 vs. Northeastern University - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: In Mookie Betts' contract year, the Red Sox hope that their offense - when mixed with a potential bounce back from Chris Sale - can power them back to the postseason.

Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Athletics - 2:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: Much of the Cubs' offseason centered around whether the team would retain star third baseman Kris Bryant, rather than how they re-tool the team to reach the playoffs in the first year of the David Ross era.

Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson
The White Sox have high hopes in 2020. Photo credit (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago White Sox

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 17
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Angels - 2:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: The White Sox haven't reached the postseason since 2008, but 2020 may present their best chance in some time. In addition to retaining Jose Abreu, the White Sox added Yasmani Grandal, Edwin Encarnacion, Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez and Steve Cishek this winter. Mixing those veterans with the young core of Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada and Luis Giolito could allow the White Sox to contend in the American League Central.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 14
Position players report: Feb. 17
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Indians - 3:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Reds fancy themselves a playoff-caliber team in 2020, and perhaps for good reason. There's a lot of like about a starting rotation that includes Sonny Gray, Luis Castillo and Trevor Bauer, plus they added Mike Moustakas and Nicholas Castellanos to an already impressive offense this winter.

Cleveland Indians

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Reds - 3:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: Rather than trading Francisco Lindor, the Indians have elected to make one last push with their franchise icon. They did miss the postseason a year ago, but did so while winning 93 games. They still have a deep starting rotation, added second baseman Cesar Hernandez in free agency and expect a rebound from Jose Ramirez.

Colorado Rockies

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Diamondbacks - 1:10 p.m. (MST)
2020 outlook: The outlook in Denver is pretty bleak. The Rockies went 71-91 in 2019, and just a year after signing superstar Nolan Arenado to a long-term extension, it appears the two sides may be headed for a split.

Detroit Tigers

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Fri., Feb. 21 vs. Southeastern University - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Tigers, who lost 114 games a season ago, will continue to rebuild, while hoping they can maximize the returns for Matthew Boyd, C.J. Cron, Jonathan Schoop and potentially Nike Goodrum this summer.

Jose Altuve, George Springer
Can the Astros overcome a tumultuous offseason? Photo credit (Elsa/Getty Images)

Houston Astros

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Nationals - 5:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: The Astros will be left to pick up the pieces from one of the biggest scandals in baseball history. Fortunately for them, the pieces are pretty damn good, as they still employ Justin Verlander, Zack Greinke, Alex Bregman, George Springer, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Yordan Alvarez and Michael Brantley. At a minimum, the Astros are the favorites to win the American League West.

Kansas City Royals

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 17
First Spring Training game: Fri., Feb. 21 vs. Rangers - 2:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: There's not much in the way of playoff hopes in Kansas City, but Royals fans can look forward to the return of catcher Salvador Perez, who missed the entire 2019 season after having Tommy John surgery.

Los Angeles Angels

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 (split squad) at White Sox - 12:05 p.m. (PST); vs. Royals 12:10 p.m. (PST)
2020 outlook: It's certainly fair to wonder if the Angels have enough pitching to contend for the playoffs in the first year of the Joe Maddon era, but a lineup that includes Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon and Shohei Ohtani should make them a fun team.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 13
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Giants - 12:05 p.m. (PST)
2020 outlook: Following a shocking playoff exit, many thought the Dodgers would make a major addition this offseason. Instead, they allowed National League Cy Young Award runner-up Hyun-jin Ryu to exit in free agency and will count on Walker Buehler and an aging Clayton Kershaw to carry their rotation as they seek their first World Series title since 1988.

Miami Marlins

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Mets - 1:10 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: No one is saying the Marlins are going to contend in the crowded National League East this year, but in adding Corey Dickerson, Jesus Aguilar, Jonathan Villar and Matt Joyce to a young roster, the Fish have certainly improved.

Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich are part of a high-powered Brewers offense.
Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich are part of a high-powered Brewers offense. Photo credit (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Brewers

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Rangers - 2:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: This is an evergreen assessment - the Brewers may not have enough starting pitching to win a World Series, but a high-powered offense led by Christian Yelich and a bullpen anchored by Josh Hader gives them a chance to be a playoff team.

Minnesota Twins

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Fri., Feb. 21 vs. University of Minnesota - 5:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: Five Twins hit 30 or more home runs in 2019, powering the team to 101 regular season wins. All they did to build onto that was add former American League MVP Josh Donaldson in free agency. If the Twins can add a front-line starter this summer, they will be a legitimate World Series contender.

New York Mets

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 10
Position players report: Feb. 14
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 (split squad) at Cardinals - 1:05 p.m. (EST); vs. Marlins - 1:10 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Carlos Beltran Luis Rojas-led Mets may pose the biggest threat to the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. They won 86 games a year ago, and their bullpen should be vastly improved in 2020. There's nowhere to go but up for Edwin Diaz and/or Jeurys Familia, plus they added Dellin Betances in free agency. Something always seems to go wrong in Queens, but the Mets have a playoff-caliber roster.

New York Yankees

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Blue Jays - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: Simply put, the Yankees are the prohibitive World Series favorites after adding Gerrit Cole to a team that's lost the ALCS in two of the last three seasons.

Oakland Athletics

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Cubs - 12:05 p.m. (PST)
2020 outlook: The A's finished 10 games back of the Astros in the American League West a year ago, but still won 97 games and the top Wild Card spot in the American League. If there's any sort of Astros' hangover, the A's are best positioned to benefit.

Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto
Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto will lead the Phillies offense. Photo credit (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Tigers - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: After a disappointing 2019 season, the Phillies replaced Gabe Kapler with Joe Girardi, and added Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius in free agency. They probably don't have enough to win the National League East, but they are certainly a legitimate Wild Card contender.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 10
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Twins - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: In Derek Shelton's first season as manager, the Pirates have a tough path forward, as they return a team that won just 69 games a season ago in a division that has four potential playoff contenders.

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Mets - 12:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: Though they continue to be connected to Nolan Arenado, the Cardinals have had a quiet offseason after being swept in the NLCS in 2019. They face tough competition in their own division, but enter 2020 as the favorites to win the National League Central.

San Diego Padres

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 10
Position players report: Feb. 14
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Mariners - 12:10 p.m. (PST)
2020 outlook: With Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. on the left side of their infield, the Padres are set up to potentially be one of the most successful teams this decade. When you factor in that Chris Paddack won't be on an innings limit in 2020 and they added Drew Pomeranz to a bullpen anchored by Kirby Yates, the Padres should be a Wild Card contender.

San Francisco Giants

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 vs. Dodgers - 12:05 p.m. (PST)
2020 outlook: Gabe Kapler has replaced franchise icon Bruce Bochy as Giants' manager, but he didn't inherit the same team that won three World Series titles last decade. There are a few pieces left from the greatest era in team history, but the 2020 Giants have a much better chance to finish at the bottom of the National League West than the top.

Mitch Haniger, Kyle Seager
The Mariners are rebuilding. Photo credit (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 17
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Padres - 12:10 p.m. (PST)
2020 outlook: One of the few bright spots on a Mariners' roster that has been torn down in recent seasons is right fielder Mitch Haniger, who likely won't be available at the outset of the season because of a core muscle injury. The Mariners seem headed for another last place finish in the American League West.

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Red Sox - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Rays won 96 games and the second Wild Card spot in the American League a season ago, despite Tyler Glasnow, their Cy Young-caliber righty, being limited to just 12 starts. With him, Blake Snell and Charlie Morton at the top of their rotation, the Rays, at a minimum, should win one of the two Wild Card spots in the American League.

Texas Rangers

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 11
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Fri., Feb. 21 at Royals - 2:05 p.m. (CST)
2020 outlook: Though perhaps not to the extent that some expected, the Rangers did improve this offseason, adding two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, along with Todd Frazier and Robinson Chirinos. In their first season at Globe Life Field, the Rangers should improve on the 78 games they won in 2019.

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 16
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Yankees - 1:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Blue Jays are probably still a year away from being ready to contend, but they improved their starting rotation this offseason by adding Hyun-jin Ryu and Tanner Roark in free agency. Considering Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio will make up three-quarters of their Opening Day infield, there's reason to be optimistic in The 6.

Washington Nationals

Pitchers and Catchers report: Feb. 12
Position players report: Feb. 17
First Spring Training game: Sat., Feb. 22 at Astros - 6:05 p.m. (EST)
2020 outlook: The Nationals are the defending World Series Champions, but it feels like they'll have a tough time avoiding a disappointing 2020. Anthony Rendon, their best player in 2019, left in free agency. World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg re-signed, but you wonder if he'll stay as healthy as he did a year ago. It's also fair to wonder if the second half of the 2019 season wasn't an indication that Father Time is getting closer to three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.

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