The New York Yankees begin their journey toward what they hope will be a return to the Major League Baseball playoffs in 2017 with Spring Training in just a few days.
The Yankees catchers and pitchers report on Monday, February 13, with the rest of the full squad coming in to George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, February 18. The team will have nearly a full week of training before it plays its first Spring Training game on Friday, February 24 at GMS Field against the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 p.m. ET. The Yankees’ slate of 34 Spring Training games ends on Friday, March 31 against the Atlanta Braves in SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Fans who make it to GMS Field for games will be able to enjoy the park’s recent renovations. These renovations include all-inclusive loge boxes on the first and third base lines, all-inclusive cabanas for groups, a pre-game buffet and beachside bar in the right field pavilion, a deck in left field for groups with access to the buffet, and bullpen clubs that feature a full-service bar.
For fans who can’t make it to GMS Field, Yankees Entertainment Network (YES) will broadcast 15 games on television and ESPN will carry one contest. Fans who are uncertain if they have access to YES can find out here. MLB.TV subscribers for whom Yankees games aren’t blacked out should be able to watch the YES broadcasts as well. Fans interested in a MLB.TV subscription can learn more here.
Here are the 16 games that will be broadcast on television. All games begin at 1:05 P.M. ET on YES unless otherwise noted. Fans should also note that Daylight Savings Time will begin on Sunday, March 12.
Friday, February 24, vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Sunday, February 26, vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 1 at 6:35 p.m. ET, vs. Atlanta Braves
Thursday, March 2 at 6:35 p.m. ET, vs. Baltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 5, vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 7, vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 11, vs. Detroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 15, vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 18, vs. Baltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 21, vs. Boston Red Sox
Thursday, March 23, at Tampa Bay Rays, ESPN
Friday, March 24, vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 25, vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 26, vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 28 at 6:35 p.m. ET, vs. Detroit Tigers
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m., at Atlanta Braves
Will the Yankees return to the postseason in 2017? Fans will begin to discover the answer to that and many other questions with Spring Training.