Spring Training Set To Open Play Today


Published on February 27 2014 6:31 am
Last Updated on February 27 2014 6:31 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Begin Grapefruit League Play Friday

(Jupiter, FL) -- The Cardinals will hold their final full-squad workout today in Florida before the start of exhibition play. The Redbirds kick off Grapefruit League action Friday against the Miami Marlins. The teams will rematch Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium, with the Cardinals as the "road" team.

Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia is returning to Cardinals' camp in Florida today after receiving a cortisone shot in his left shoulder. Doctors found no structural damage. Garcia had surgery last May for rotator cuff and labrum issues. He's not expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Cubs, Sox Set To Open Spring Ball

The Cubs open their new spring training ballpark today against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The game starts at 2:05 p.m. Jeff Samardjiza takes the hill for Chicago while Bronson Arroyo toes the rubber for Arizona. Meanwhile, the White Sox play the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday to begin the spring slate.


Thursday, February 26 Scoreboard

MLB Exhibition

Miami Marlins 5, Miami-Florida 2


MLB Grapefruit League

Detroit Tigers 6, Atlanta Braves 5

Pittsburgh Pirates 6, New York Yankees 5

Toronto Blue Jays 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 (6 1/2 innings)


MLB Cactus League

Cincinnati Reds 8, Cleveland Indians 3

Oakland Athletics 10, San Francisco Giants 5

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Friday, February 27 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB Exhibition

12:05 p.m. - Florida International Panthers at Miami Marlins  (at Jupiter, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Northeastern Huskies at Boston Red Sox (ss)  (at Fort Myers, FL)

3:05 p.m. - Boston College Eagles at Boston Red Sox (ss)  (at Fort Myers, FL)


MLB Grapefruit League

12:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers  (at Lakeland, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays  (at Dunedin, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees  (at Tampa, FL)


MLB Cactus League

2:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) at Chicago Cubs  (at Mesa, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) at Los Angeles Dodgers  (at Glendale, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds  (at Goodyear, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Oakland Athletics  (at Phoenix, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Seattle Mariners  (at Peoria, AZ)

2:05 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals  (at Surprise, AZ)