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.
|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.