Matthew Manouli | Sat 10/02/2018 - 06:38 EST

MLB Spring Training Reporting Dates For 2018

MLB Spring Training Reporting Dates For 2018

With Super Bowl Sunday becoming more faint of a memory, we turn our attention to the MLB season. Before Opening Day comes Spring Training, but before Spring Training comes the first cog in the campaign: reporting dates.

Mid-February sees pitchers and catchers report to spring camp, followed by a first workout. A few days later, position players report and soon after the team has their first full workout. By the end of the month, preseason games will be underway, putting an end to one heck of an offseason.

Spring Training is divided into two leagues: the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League, each playing in a different, warm southern state. The Cactus League plays in Arizona and consists of 15 teams. Here are the reporting dates for them. They are divided by team, so it's easier to find your favorites.

Angels 

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 19 - Position players report
  • Feb. 20 - First full workout

Athletics

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout.

Cubs

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Diamondbacks

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Dodgers

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Giants

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Padres

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Reds

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Rockies

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Royals

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

White Sox

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Brewers

  • Feb. 14 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 15 - First workout
  • Feb. 19 - Position players report
  • Feb. 20 - First full workout

Indians 

  • Feb. 14 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 15 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Mariners

  • Feb. 14 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 15 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Rangers

  • Feb. 14 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 15 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Over in Florida on the East Coast, the Grapefruit League also consists of 15 teams, despite losing some to the Cactus League in recent years. Their reporting dates are listed below.

Mets

  • Feb. 12 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 17 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Pirates

  • Feb. 12 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Astros 

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Braves

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Cardinals

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Marlins

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Orioles

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Rays

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Red Sox

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout

Tigers

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 17 - Position players report
  • Feb. 18 - First full workout 

Twins

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout 

Yankees

  • Feb. 13 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 14 - First workout
  • Feb. 18 - Position players report
  • Feb. 19 - First full workout 

Blue Jays

  • Feb. 14 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 15 - First workout
  • Feb. 19 - Position players report
  • Feb. 20 - First full workout

Nationals

  • Feb. 14 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 15 - First workout
  • Feb. 19 - Position players report
  • Feb. 21 - First full workout

Phillies

  • Feb. 14 - Pitchers and catchers report
  • Feb. 15 - First workout
  • Feb. 19 - Position players report
  • Feb. 20 - First full workout

The MLBPA will also be hosting training camps in Brandenton, Florida for unsigned free agents. It's significant because there are still prominent free agents on the market such as J.D. Martinez and Jake Arrieta. They'll be able to take advantage of these special camps.

What can us bettors take from Spring Training? Well an edge can be found in preseason baseball, more specifically in Florida. Because the playing locations are so spread out in the Grapefruit League in the Sunshine State, it's not uncommon for road trips to take four hours in-state. Arizona doesn't have this problem as the locations are all centralized and much closer. So look for home teams to rock it in Florida, while they might not have as much of an edge in the Cactus League.  

Apart from reporting dates, a bonus date to look out for it Feb. 23, the first day of preseason baseball! To get ready for the season, be sure to get over to Sports Interaction and create an account because there's going to be a lot of games coming our way very soon. 

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