It's that time of year -- baseball is back! Spring training is upon us, and MLB teams will start reporting to their camps in Arizona and Florida as early as Monday.
The fun officially begins on Feb. 24 with a pair of Cactus League matchups:Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres. The following day, all 30 clubs will face off in Cactus and Grapefruit League games.
ESPN will broadcast four exciting spring training matchups from Feb. 27 to March 1 to kick off a month chock-full of baseball, including the World Baseball Classic from March 8 to March 21. The 2023 regular seasonwill then commence with 15 games on Opening Day -- Thursday, March 30 -- featuring nine divisional matchups.
We have everything you need to know to watch ESPN's spring training games, catch up on your team's offseason and be ready for Opening Day.
Latest MLB news and analysis
MLB's new 2023 rules |Inside new rules, from the shift to the pitch clock
2022-2023 MLB offseason grades for all 30 teams
What we're most excited to see this spring
Way-too-early 2023 rankings:Starting rotation|Lineup
Power Rankings: Who's No. 1 as season approaches?
2022-23 offseason:Jeff Passan's free agency takeaways | Biggest winners and losers
Kiley McDaniel's 2023 prospect rankings: Top 100 | Bold predictions | Ranking all 30 farm systems
ESPN's spring training schedule
All broadcasts will be on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET
Monday, Feb. 27:New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, Feb. 28:Houston Astros vs. New York Mets
Wednesday, March 1:Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees
Thursday, March 2:Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox