White Sox: Important Dates to Remember for Spring Training

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 03: Jose Abreu
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 03: Jose Abreu /

White Sox Spring Training is near and its time for baseball to be played soon. Here are some important dates to remember for Spring Training.

Its almost time for White Sox fans to come out of hibernation and enjoy some baseball. There won’t be any live games until the end of this month, but anticipation for Spring Training is starting to build amongst fans.

There are many important dates for Sox fans to remember for Spring Training. Live games can’t come soon enough for those who have missed the game of baseball since the end of the last World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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With Spring Training quickly approaching, let’s take a look at some important dates for fans to remember. There will be many things to look forward to this Spring for Sox fans, even if the franchise doesn’t sign superstar free agent Manny Machado.

Pitchers and Catchers Report-Feb. 13

The beginning of Spring Training is next week! Oh, how many fans are excited just reading that. Pitchers and catchers will report to Glendale, Ariz. as the Sox start Spring Training on Feb. 13. It won’t be surprising if some position players report early either. Newcomers such as Ivan Nova, Kelvin Herrera, and Alex Colome will get time to adjust with their new team and teammates.

Position Players Report-Feb. 18

Not only will position players report in just under two weeks, but the Sox will also hold their first full-squad workout on Feb.18. While many Sox fans continue to wait on a potential signing of Machado, other position players will report to Glendale. There will be a number of prospects that will report as well including top Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez.

Split-Squad Action-Feb. 23

Live baseball will be played for the first time this Spring near the end of this month. The Sox will have split squads playing the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics on Feb. 23. Fans that want to listen to the Sox contest against the Dodgers will be able to do so via WGN Radio 720 AM. The Sox will have a full squad contest on Feb. 24 against the San Diego Padres.

Crosstown Exhibitions-March 3, 15

During a Spring Training contest last year against the Cubs, Jimenez pleaded with Sox manager Rick Renteria to let him play against the team that originally signed him. Jimenez would later hit a two-run home run to put the Sox ahead of the Cubs in that game and gave fans a glimpse of what they can expect from the talented young slugger.

Jimenez will likely get two chances to play against the Cubs this Spring as the Sox will face their crosstown rival on March 3 and again on March 15. While these games won’t matter in the standings, it always nice for fans of both teams see the Cubs and Sox play each other in the Spring.

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Final Exhibition Game-March 26

The Sox will play their final exhibition game of Spring Training against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on March 26. Before their season opener against the Kansas City Royals on March 28, the Sox will iron out their kinks and get ready for what could be an exciting season on the South Side with an exhibition game in Phoenix.