Baseball Returns! ESPN and ESPN+ Combine to Carry Ten 2024 MLB Spring Training Games Beginning February 22

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Baseball Returns! ESPN and ESPN+ Combine to Carry Ten 2024 MLB Spring Training Games Beginning February 22

Multiple Appearances from 2023 League M.V.P.’s Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr.

ESPN today announced its 2024 Major League Baseball spring training schedule, which begins on February 22. Eleven MLB Clubs will take the field across ESPN and ESPN+ to begin the 35th year of MLB game broadcasts on ESPN.

Coverage opens on ESPN with the Los Angeles Dodgers and 2023 American League M.V.P. Shohei Ohtani visiting Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres at Camelback-Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 22.

The Dodgers will then host the Padres the following day at Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Ariz. at 3 p.m on Friday, February 23. Kevin Brown, Sunday Night Baseball analyst Eduardo Pérez, analyst Tim Kurkjian and reporter Alden González will provide commentary for both games.

The schedule continues Tuesday, March 5, as the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge face off against the New York Mets and Pete Alonso at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Sunday Night Baseball team of Karl Ravech, five-time World Series Champion and analyst David Cone, analyst Eduardo Pérez and reporter Buster Olney will be on the call.

ESPN’s four-game slate concludes on Thursday, March 7, when the Atlanta Braves and the 2023 National League M.V.P. Ronald Acuña Jr. visit Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox from JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Ravech, Cone, Pérez and Olney will be on the call.

In addition, Alden González, Buster Olney, Jeff Passan, Brad Doolittle, Tim Kurkjian and Jesse Rogers all will be spending time between Arizona and Florida, reporting for ESPN.com and SportsCenter.

ESPN Spring Training Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Platforms Commentators
Thu, Feb. 22 3 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres ESPN Kevin Brown, Eduardo Pérez, Tim Kurkjian, Alden González
Fri, Feb. 23 3 p.m. San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers ESPN Kevin Brown, Eduardo Pérez, Tim Kurkjian, Alden González
Tue, Mar. 5 1 p.m. New York Yankees vs. New York Mets ESPN Karl Ravech, Eduardo Pérez, David Cone, Buster Olney
Thu, Mar. 7 1 p.m. Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox ESPN Karl Ravech, Eduardo Pérez, David Cone, Buster Olney

All MLB games on ESPN networks are available on the ESPN App with TV Everywhere credentials.

ESPN+ will stream six spring training games beginning March 21 through March 26. The schedule features three key rivalries of New York Yankees vs. New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers and the St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs. MLB games on ESPN+ are subject to local blackout restrictions.

ESPN+ Spring Training Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Platforms
Thu, Mar. 21 1 p.m. Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals ESPN+
Fri, Mar. 22 1 p.m. New York Mets vs. New York Yankees ESPN+
Sat, Mar. 23 1 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Yankees ESPN+
Sun, Mar. 24 1 p.m. Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox ESPN+
Mon, Mar. 25 1 p.m. Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers ESPN+
Tue, Mar. 26 1 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs ESPN+

As previously announced, ESPN will also exclusively televise MLB Opening Night on Thursday, March 28th, at 7 p.m. as the World Series Champion Texas Rangers host the Chicago Cubs. ESPN’s coverage will include the banner raising ceremony and pregame World Series celebration festivities. In addition, ESPN will televise four international games across three continents in 2024, including Shohei Ohtani’s Los Angeles Dodgers debut on March 20 and 21 at 6 a.m. ET.

For information on the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast teams, visit ESPNPressRoom.com.

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