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Phillies spring training: Everything you need to know

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There will be baseball, so mark your calendars and get excited.

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Let the trumpets sound and the drums ring out and the choruses sing, for now we can watch something resembling or related to baseball once again.

It’s been a long offseason for many, many, many reasons (oy vey), but now baseball is here again. Here’s everything you need to know about the next six weeks of spring training, in one convenient place.

When do pitchers and catchers report?

They report today, February 13! And it’s very exciting.

Okay, that didn’t happen. But this did!

When do pitchers & catchers have their first workout?

That would be February 14, Valentine’s day. These three pitchers seem pretty excited.

That would be Zach Eflin, Alec Asher, and Jerad Eickhoff, and I have a few thoughts. First, Zach Eflin is looking mighty, mighty handsome, and I like it very much. Second, Alec Asher’s hair appears to be normal, which is a vast improvement over the style he had before, which was a 90s Devon Sawa bowl cut with a shaved underside. It defied logic. It had to go. I don’t know who made him get rid of it, but I owe that person a beer or a sandwich or some homemade cookies. And third, just in case you’d forgotten, Jerad Eickhoff is still absolutely adorable and charming. I mean, just look at him!

When do position players report?

The non-pitchers and non-catchers come to town in just a few days, on February 16. And one future Phillies shortstop is 100% ready for it.

I can’t think of anything to say besides “I LOVE JP CRAWFORD, I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.”

When is the first full team workout?

That glorious day is Friday, February 17. Everyone, pitchers and catchers and infielders and outfielders, will work out that day, bringing our dream of 2017 baseball just that much closer to reality.

When do they start playing actual spring training games?

February 23 is when the games start. The full broadcast schedule isn’t out yet so we don’t know yet how many will be carried on MLB.TV, and how many of them will have accompanying radio broadcasts.

2017 Phillies Spring Training Schedule

Date Opponent Time Network
Date Opponent Time Network
2/23 University of Tampa 1:05 PM
2/24 @ Yankees 1:05 PM
2/25 Yankees 1:05 PM CSN
2/26 @ Blue Jays 1:07 PM
2/27 Rays 1:05 PM
2/28 Orioles 1:05 PM TCN
3/1 @ Rays 1:05 PM
3/2 @ Blue Jays 1:07 PM
3/3 Twins 1:05 PM TCN
3/4 Braves 1:05 PM CSN
3/5 Tigers 1:05 PM CSN
3/5 @ Orioles 1:05 PM
3/7 @ Tigers 1:05 PM
3/8 @ Braves 1:05 PM
3/9 Blue Jays 1:05 PM TCN
3/10 Yankees 1:05 PM TCN
3/11 @ Blue Jays 1:07 PM
3/12 Red Sox 1:07 PM
3/13 @ Orioles 1:05 PM
3/14 Braves 1:05 PM
3/15 @ Yankees 6:35 PM
3/16 @ Orioles 6:05 PM
3/17 Blue Jays 1:05 PM
3/18 Pirates 1:05 PM
3/19 @ Rays 1:05 PM
3/21 @ Twins 1:05 PM
3/22 Yankees 1:05 PM TCN
3/23 Twins 1:05 PM TCN
3/24 @ Yankees 1:05 PM
3/25 @ Red Sox 1:05 PM
3/26 Pirates 1:05 PM CSN
3/27 @ Blue Jays 6:07 PM
3/28 Blue Jays 6:35 PM
3/29 @Tigers 1:05 PM
3/29 @Pirates 1:05 PM
3/30 Yankees 1:05 PM TCN
3/31 Rays 1:05 PM TCN

There’s no on-deck series this year, and we don’t know if there’s going to be a Phillies Futures game. And it’s also too early to know what the Phillies have planned in the lead-up to the home opener on April 7 (vs. the Nationals at 3:05).

I’m sure the Phillies will announce more stuff as we actually get into spring training. Meanwhile, take some joy in putting those games into your calendar, because baseball is on its way.