Tigers spring training dates are set

If you’re planning on a February visit to Florida for spring training, or if you’re just looking forward to having actual baseball news other than hot stove stuff (I know I am), the dates are set for the Tigers’ first spring training workouts. Pitchers and catchers hold their first formal workout on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The first full-squad workout is set for Friday, Feb. 15.

They’re earlier dates than usual for a couple reasons. First is the World Baseball Classic and the desire to get players into camps and working out with their Major League teams for a while before some of them report to their respective national teams. The other factor is the April 1 start date.

The Tigers don’t really list official reporting dates anymore, because it’s a non-issue. So many players report early nowadays, especially pitchers, that there’s nothing to enforce. A lot of players also get their physical exams out of the way early, like when they’re in Detroit in January for TigerFest and the Winter Caravan. As long as players show up for the first workout, they’re fine.

1 Comment

I am considering taking a trip to Spring Training this year. But I would like to know how many players will not be there because of the Winter Classic and who?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 217 other followers