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MLB spring training 2020: Schedule, TV channels, live online streams

After a tumultuous offseason for the sport, baseball games are finally back on a daily basis with spring training in full swing.

Stars will be eased back to their full workloads, and role players will battle for MLB roster spots. Exhibitions are also a chance for prospects still a year or two away from the big leagues to make positive first impressions.

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Relative to the regular season, spring training games are a headache to figure out how to watch. They aren’t always on familiar TV channels, and some aren’t broadcast on TV at all. That doesn’t mean you have to give up, though.

Here are the best choices for watching spring baseball in 2020:

National TV schedule for spring training

MLB Network will broadcast a boatload of spring training games this year, but only some of them will be offered live to viewers.

Here are the upcoming games that will be shown live on MLB Network (through March 2):

Date
Time ET
Home
Away
TV
March 2
1:05 PM
Cardinals
Twins
MLBN
March 2
9 PM
A’s
Cubs
MLBN

ESPN will also feature several spring training games, though far fewer than MLB Network.

Here’s a full list of ESPN’s spring training offerings:

Date
Time ET
Home
Away
TV
March 2
3 PM
Angels
Cubs
ESPN
March 3
1 PM
Red Sox
Yankees
ESPN
March 4
1 PM
Cardinals
Mets
ESPN
March 6
1 PM
Red Sox
Braves
ESPN

How to watch spring training live on local TV

Local TV options are rather inconsistent, but most teams have at least a couple of broadcasts each week on their regional networks.

Below is a list of home and away spring training TV choices through March 3:

Date
Time ET
Away
Home
Location
Away TV
Home TV
March 2
1:05 PM
Rays
Orioles
Sarasota, FL
N/A
MASN
March 2
1:05 PM
Twins
Cardinals
Jupiter, FL
N/A
FSMW
March 2
10:05 PM
Cubs (ss)
A’s
Mesa, AZ
N/A
NSCA
March 2
4:05 PM
Angels
Cubs (ss)
Mesa, AZ
FSW
N/A
March 2
4:05 PM
Dodgers
Reds
Goodyear, AZ
SNLA
FSOH
March 2
4:10 PM
Giants
Diamondbacks
Scottsdale, AZ
N/A
FSAZ
March 3
1:05 PM
Red Sox
Yankees
Tampa, FL
N/A
YES
March 3
1:05 PM
Tigers
Twins
Fort Myers, FL
*FSD
*FSNO
March 3
1:05 PM
Astros
Cardinals
Jupiter, FL
N/A
FSMW
March 3
1:10 PM
Marlins
Mets
Port St. Lucie, FL
N/A
SNY
March 3
4:05 PM
Angels
Indians
Goodyear, AZ
FSW
*STO
March 3
4:10 PM
Cubs
Rockies
Scottsdale, AZ
MSN
N/A
March 3
4:10 PM
Brewers
Padres
Peoria, AZ
*FSN-W
FSSD

How to stream MLB spring training games online

If you have MLB.TV, you will have access to most spring training games via online stream. Audio of games is also available via the MLB app or on MLB’s website.

If a game is on your regional network but you don’t have cable, you can stream via Sling TV, Hulu, AT&T TV NOW, YouTube TV and fuboTV in most cases.

Unlike its counterparts for the NBA and NFL, Reddit’s MLBStreams is still available as a hub for alternative streaming options.

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When does 2020 spring training end?

The final day of exhibitions this year is March 24. The regular season will begin on March 26.

Spring training stats leaderboard: Home runs, RBIs, stolen bases

Home runs

Cody Thomas (Dodgers): 4.

RBIs

Trent Giambrone (Cubs): 9.

Stolen bases

Ian Miller (Cubs): 5.

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