The Chicago Cubs open their quest to defend their World Series championship next month, when the team descends on Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training.
The Cubs catchers and pitchers report on Wednesday, February 15, and then the rest of the full squad reports on Saturday, February 18. The team will have a week of training before they see live competition involving other teams when the Cubs will play two split-squad games on Saturday, February 25. One squad will play in Mesa against the Oakland Athletics while the other will travel to Scottsdale to take on the San Francisco Giants. Both games will start at 3:05 p.m. ET. The Cubs’ slate of 17 games ends on March 31 in Minute Maid Park in Houston against the Astros.
For fans who can’t make it to Sloan Park, CSN Chicago usually broadcasts multiple games, though it has not yet been announced which contests will be televised. Additionally, the slate of radio broadcasts from Spring Training has yet to be announced as well.
MLB.TV will also stream some of the Cubs’ games. The official broadcast schedule for 2017 Spring Training has not yet been released, but fans can find out more information on how to purchase a subscription so they can be ready for the broadcasts.
Spring Training, the official beginning of every Major League Baseball season, is approaching quickly. The league has released report dates for catchers and pitchers along will full squads for every team.Click here to read more