ESPN’s Spring Training Slate Includes Dodgers-Rangers in Prime Time

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ESPN’s Spring Training Slate Includes Dodgers-Rangers in Prime Time

  • Yankees-Rays, Dodgers-Rangers Doubleheader to Open Schedule
  • ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball Commentator Team to Make 2017 Debut on Prime-Time Matchup
  • MLB Prospects Expert Keith Law Reporting from Red Sox-Orioles, Cardinals-Mets

ESPN announced today its 2017 MLB Spring Training schedule beginning March 23, with a doubleheader featuring both the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. The New York Yankees visit the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte, Fl., at 1 p.m. followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers in Surprise, Az., in prime time at 7 p.m.

Play-by-play commentator Jon Sciambi will call the first matchup with analysts Rick Sutcliffe and Doug Glanville. ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball team of play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman, analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone and reporter Buster Olney will make their 2017 season debut when the Dodgers take on the Rangers in the day’s second matchup.

The schedule continues on March 27 at 1 p.m. when the Baltimore Orioles host the Boston Red Sox at their Spring Training location in Sarasota, Fl. Karl Ravech will call the game with analyst Dallas Braden, MLB prospects expert Keith Law and reporter Eric Karabell.

The St. Louis Cardinals travel to Port St. Lucie, Fl., the following day to face the New York Mets. Ravech will have the call beginning at 1 p.m. with analysts Eduardo Perez and Braden and Law reporting.

SportsCenter on the Road powered by Ford will travel to various Spring Training sites to provide live reports and updates. Additionally, ESPN will have several bureau reporters at Spring Training locations through the World Baseball Classic and into the start of the season.

All Spring Training games on ESPN are also available streaming on WatchESPN and the ESPN App.

ESPN 2017 MLB Spring Training Schedule

Date Time (ET Event
Thu, Mar 23 1 p.m. New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
  7 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at Texas Rangers
Mon, Mar 27 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Tue, Mar 28 1 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

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Media contacts: Ben Cafardo at [email protected] or 860-766-3496. On Twitter: @Ben_ESPN;

Michael Skarka at [email protected] or 860-766-1342 On Twitter: @Michael_ESPN.

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