While the 2019 season is just starting to hit the home stretch, the MLB announced next season’s Spring Training schedule the other day.
The Twins, as you probably know, participate in the “Grapefruit League” with their spring home being in Fort Myers, Florida. They share a city, but not a site, with the Boston Red Sox, leading to the rivalry series sometimes known as the “Mayor’s Cup.” There will be five crosstown games this spring, with the Twins hosting three of them.
The more interesting games on the schedule, however, are probably the two scrimmages. The Twins will host the University of Minnesota for the the big leaguers’ first spring game, on Friday, February 21st. The other scrimmage game will bookend the spring slate, as the Twins last game before opening day comes against their Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. Last year’s version of this game saw the Twins have some fun with coaching staffs, so there may be some interesting things happening again this season.
Other spring training games will be played against the Pirates, Blue Jays, Braves, Phillies, Rays, Cardinals, Tigers, and Orioles. Between February 21st and March 23rd, the only days without a baseball game will be March fourth and 16th. The Twins have split-squad action a few times, February 26th, March 15th, and March 21st see the team listed as both home and away.
If you’re starting to make travel plans for spring training, take a look at the full schedule here to choose the games you want to see!