While the LA Angels have yet to officially have anyone report to Spring Training, today is the first day of Spring Training for the MLB as a whole, as some teams had pitchers and catchers report today.
So, with the official start of the LA Angels season right around the corner, here are all the important dates for Halo fans to know.
Tuesday, February 12th: Pitchers and Catchers Report
While some Angels have been in Tempe for weeks now, the first group officially reports tomorrow. They report earlier than the rest of the team for the pitchers to build the extra chemistry with catchers that they need, while also getting ready for the season.
The Angels have a number of new faces on the mound this season, along with a fresh face at catcher in Jonathan Lucroy. This extra time will prove to be valuable for all involved.
Friday, February 15th-Monday, February 18th: Angels College Classic
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While this doesn’t necessarily relate to the big league club, the Angels will be hosting a college baseball tournament these days. If you’re down in Tempe for Spring Training early, admission is free, with nine games being played at Tempe Diablo Stadium. For more information, click here.
Sunday, February 14th: Position Players Report
This day is the first time all of the team will be together ahead of the 2019 season, and some press conferences may be held. One storyline to watch will be Mike Trout and his upcoming free agency, as reporters will surely ask him, coaches, and players about it.
Monday, February 15th: First Full Squad Workout
The first full squad workout is the official official start of Spring Training, as pitchers and position players alike take the field for the first time. It will also be the first time Trout and top prospect Jo Adell share a field, which is something Halo fans will be hoping to watch for many years after.
Saturday, February 23rd: First Spring Training Game
Less than two weeks from now, the Angels will officially make their officially official start to the 2019 season, as they play the Giants in their first game of the preseason. They will play (at least) one game in Arizona every day (except the 12th and 18th of March) through the 23rd. There are a lot of names to watch, including a handful of non-roster pitchers, along with some of the team’s top prospects at other positions.
Sunday, March 24th-Tuesday, March, 26th: Freeway Series Against the Dodgers
As always, the Spring Training finale for the Angels will happen in Southern California, as the Angels will face the Dodgers in a three game set before heading to Oakland for Opening Day. The first two games will take place at The Big A, while the series finale will take place in Chavez Rivine, as the Dodgers host the Angels to close out the preseason.