Think Warm! ESPN’s 2018 MLB Spring Training Schedule Is Here


Think Warm! ESPN’s 2018 MLB Spring Training Schedule Is Here

Defending World Series Champion Houston Astros Open ESPN’s Spring Slate on March 21

(Bristol, Conn.)Despite a severe snowstorm in the northeast, ESPN is thinking warm with the unveiling of its 2018 Major League Baseball Spring Training schedule, which includes a quartet of games this March. Every team appearing as part of ESPN’s spring slate made the 2017 MLB Postseason.

The action begins on Wednesday, Mar. 21, at 1 p.m. ET when the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros and reigning A.L. M.V.P. Jose Altuve visit the Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper on ESPN2. On Thursday, Mar. 22, at 1 p.m., the New York Yankees – led by 2017 N.L. M.V.P. Giancarlo Stanton and A.L. Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge – will visit the Minnesota Twins and Joe Mauer on ESPN2.

The schedule continues on Friday, Mar. 23, at 1 p.m. when the Yankees host their rivals, the Boston Red Sox and Mookie Betts on ESPN. Action concludes on Tuesday, Mar. 27, at 1 p.m. on ESPN when the Red Sox host the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant. All four games will also be streaming on the ESPN App.

Date Time Game Network(s) Location
Wed, Mar. 21 1 p.m. Houston Astros at Washington Nationals ESPN2, ESPN App The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Thu, Mar. 22 1 p.m. New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins ESPN2, ESPN App Hammond Stadium, Ft. Myers, Fla.
Fri, Mar. 23 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox at

New York Yankees



George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla.
Tue, Mar. 27 1 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox ESPN


JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers, Fla.

ESPN has also announced its 10-game season-opening schedule, along with its early-season Sunday Night Baseball schedule. Both are available at ESPN Media Zone.



Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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