It may not look like it based on the amount of snow on the ground, but Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training is right around the corner. Let’s review key dates and what to expect when the team heads to Arizona.
Pitchers and catchers will be jogging on practice fields in just over three weeks. When will the Milwaukee Brewers start 2020 Spring Training? When’s the first game? How long until Opening Day? When will position battles get settled? The correct answer is: not soon enough.
When do pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training?
Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training for the Milwaukee Brewers on February 12th. The first workout is scheduled for February 13th.
How about the rest of the position players?
Everyone else will report to Spring Training on February 16th. The first full squad workout for the Brewers is scheduled for February 17th.
How long until box scores start showing up in the paper again?
The Brewers start their spring season on February 22nd against the Texas Ranges.
The first split squad date is February 24th when the Brewers have games against the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s.
Which position battles will have to get settled this Spring?
The Milwaukee Brewers are fairly settled in the field. They’ll have to figure out if Ryon Healy is back to form and ready to contribute at the Major League level. Luis Urias could push Orlando Arcia for time at shortstop.
However, what happens on the mound is a different story. The Brewers have an idea of what their starting rotation will look like, but there could still be changes made. They also have to figure out how Brent Suter and Freddy Peralta will fit into the mix in 2020.
In the bullpen, the Brewers know that Josh Hader is their closer, and that’s about all they know for certain. Alex Claudio and Devin Williams should be penciled in to roles, but no one really knows what will happen beyond that. The team still needs to add a veteran or two, especially from the right side.
When will the team break camp?
The Brewers have a two-game exhibition series with the Kansas City Royals on March 23rd and 24th. The team may bring a few extra players north for a final look, but we’ll have a pretty good idea of the Opening Day roster by then.
March 26th is when the Brewers begin the season with their home opener against the Chicago Cubs. It may seem far off now, but it’s just two months away, and it really can’t come fast enough.