Main League Baseball formally introduced the primary exercise dates for 2021 Spring Coaching.
Dodger pitchers and catchers will maintain their first exercise Feb. 18. The Dodgers’ first full-squad exercise will happen Feb. 23, adopted by photograph day on Feb. 24.
Dates are topic to alter, however the schedule is transferring ahead on time. After MLB’s proposed one-month delay to the beginning of Spring Coaching and the common season was rejected by the MLB Players Association, plans moved ahead to start Spring Coaching and the season as beforehand scheduled.
At present, the Dodgers’ first Spring Coaching sport is scheduled to happen Feb. 27 with the primary common season sport on April 1.
“Our 2020 season taught us that when the nation faces disaster, the nationwide sport is as vital as ever, and there may be nothing higher than enjoying ball,” MLB mentioned in an announcement. “We had been capable of full a 2020 season by way of Herculean efforts and sacrifices made by our gamers, Membership workers and MLB workers to guard each other. We’ll accomplish that once more, collectively, as we work in the direction of enjoying one other protected and entertaining season in 2021.”
MLB and the MLBPA agreed on an enhanced set of well being and security protocols because the league continues to attempt to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic forward of the 2021 season. Due to the protocols, Spring Coaching amenities aren’t open to members of the media till the primary full-squad exercises. Photograph Days are additionally closed to media.