How soon will it be until Phillies spring training gets underway?
After experiencing an offseason of rumors and money, Phillies fans have gone through a much different experience leading up to the Phillies spring training this offseason.
Because of the dead silence surrounding the Phils, it’s time to start thinking about Phillies spring training.
Pitchers and catchers will report to the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida on Feb. 12.
The full squad, which includes 21 non-roster invitees, will report to spring training on Feb. 17 for the first set of spring training games under new manager Joe Girardi.
Those first Phillies spring training games will begin on Feb. 22 on the road against the Detroit Tigers, and the first Phillies spring training home game will be on February 23 against the Pittsburg Pirates.
There will be about 32 Phillies spring training games, including split-squad games, before the regular season opener in Miami against the Marlins. After that, the Phils will go to New York to play the Mets before their home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, March 2.
It’s all part of a new generation of baseball in Philadelphia between Girardi, Wheeler, Gregorius, and a new beginning for returning players such as Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura. It’ll also kick off a season where fans expect to see top prospects Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard make their major league debuts.
A lot of eyes will be on Howard and Bohm this spring with the weight of the organization on their arm and bat, respectively. They’ll be among those non-roster invitees, which includes veterans Josh Harrison and Phil Gosselin, who will be fighting for the final spot on the big league roster.