Yankees-Phillies Spring Training: How to Watch Online

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches during a spring training game in 2016. (Getty)

Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches during a spring training game in 2016. (Getty)

Baseball is back! Spring training games have finally started, and the New York Yankees will play the Philadelphia Phillies in some of the first meaningful baseball action on TV this season.

Among those in the lineup for New York is their new designated hitter, Matt Holliday. The Yankees will also field a number of prospects in their first training game, such as Clint Frazier and Jorge Mateo. Bryan Mitchell will pitch for the Yankees and the Phillies have Alec Asher on the mound.

The game is Friday, February 24, and first pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. ET. from Tampa, Florida. Want to watch all of the action online on your mobile device or desktop computer? The game will be broadcast on the MLB Network starting at 1 p.m. ET.

In addition to the game being on MLB Network, it will also be streamed on MLB.TV for subscribers.

This spring training game is not available on TV in local markets in Philadelphia, but there are still other ways to watch and listen. 94WIP, the flagship station of the Phillies, is broadcasting the game and Gameday Audio through MLB.com can be listened to online here.

The service does requires a subscription, which costs $19.99/yearly, but gives fans audio access to every regular season and postseason game live, with the ability to choose from home, away or alternate radio.

Check below for additional information on how to watch the game if you are in New York or looking to tune in from anywhere in the United States.


If You Want to Watch Online on MLB.TV

To subscribe to the MLB.TV service, visit the subscription page.

The cost to subscribe for a single team is $87.49 annually. That subscription includes a single team’s out-of-market regular season games all live and in high definition. That package includes about 300 spring training games, as well as all of the 2017 World Baseball Classic games.

Another option is to purchase MLB.TV Premium on a monthly basis. For $24.99, subscribers can watch every out-of-market MLB game live or on demand on numerous supported devices. The subscription includes all of the spring training games and also live game DVR and multi-game viewing. If you are looking to subscribe for the same service yearly, the cost is $112.99 and cane be purchased instantly on the service’s webpage.


If You’re in the New York TV Market

On the Web:

If you’re in the New York TV market, you can watch YES network broadcast through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Blue service, which includes YES, costs $25 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the game for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Blue service, which costs $25 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting Sling’s Orange service, and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Blue service is the only one that includes YES. Note: the Blue service is listed immediately to the right of the Orange service on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling desktop app, and navigate over to YES to watch the game.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the game on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

Trange package, and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Blue package is the only one that includes Fox Sports 1. Note: the Blue package is listed immediately to the right of the Orange package on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling app, and navigate over to Fox Sports 1 to watch the game.

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