MLB finalizing Grapefruit League schedule

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According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the MLB is finalizing a revised schedule for the Grapefruit League.

Teams will be placed on “pods” on the east and west coasts of Florida to minimize travel and risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The following west coast teams that will play 28 games will be:

  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • New York Yankees
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Detroit Tigers

The east coast teams playing 24 games are:

  • Washington Nationals
  • Houston Astros
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Miami Marlins
  • New York Mets

The following dates will give an idea of when teams and players will open training camp and begin their seasons.

February 17 – General Reporting

February 26 – Mandatory Reporting

February 27 – Exhibition Games Begin

April 1 – Opening Day

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