CLEVELAND, Ohio – Due to the pandemic and shortened season of last year, Arizona and Florida spring training schedules have been shortened to align with the game’s health and safety protocols. The revised schedules were announced on Friday.
The Indians, originally scheduled for 33 games in Arizona this spring, will play 29 in 31 days. They get an extra day off and get two instead of one, and their two split squad games have been canceled. You will also only play one game against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field to finish spring training instead of two.
The start of the Indians’ spring training against the Reds will be played on February 28 at the Goodyear Ballpark. It was originally scheduled for February 27th. The Indians split squad games on March 7th and 16th will not be played. Instead, they play individual games against the A’s or Angels. The new days off for the Indians are March 14th and 25th.
Spring training games played between February 28 and March 13 can be shortened to five or seven innings if managers agree. Games played on or after March 14th are nine innings unless the managers agree otherwise.
In games from February 28th to March 13th, the rule “Withdraw the team” will be relaxed. The defensive manager can finish any inning provided his pitcher has thrown at least 20 pitches at the end of a striker’s appearance, regardless of how many outs there are.
The Indians open the regular season on April 1st against the Tigers in Comerica Park.
Here is the Indians’ revised spring training schedule:
February 28, Cincinnati, @Goodyear, 3:05 p.m.
March 1st, Kansas City, @Goodyear, 3:05 p.m.
March 2, Seattle, @Peoria, 3:10 p.m.
March 3rd, Arizona, @Goodyear, 3:05 p.m.
March 4th, Milwaukee, @Phoenix, 3:10 p.m.
March 5th, Cubs, @Mesa, 3:05 p.m.
March 6th, White Sox, @Goodyear, 3:05 p.m.
March 7th, Oakland, @Mesa, 3:05 p.m.
March 8, Seattle, @Goodyear 3:05 pm
March 9th, Texas, @surprise 3:05 p.m.
March 10th, Angels, @Goodyear, 3:05 p.m.
March 11th, San Diego, @Peoria, 3:10 p.m.
March 12th, Dodgers, @Goodyear, 3:05 pm
March 13, San Francisco, @Scottsdale, 3:05 p.m.
March 14th, day of rest.
March 15th, Oakland, @Goodyear, 4:05 p.m.
March 16, Los Angeles-AL, @Tempe, 4:10 pm
March 17th, Cincinnati, @Goodyear, 9:05 am.
March 18, Cubs, @Goodyear, 4:05 pm
March 19, Colorado, @ Salt River, 4:10 p.m.
March 20, White Sox, @Glendale, 4:05 pm
March 21st, Texas, @Goodyear, 4:05 pm
March 22nd, Milwaukee, @Goodyear, 4:05 pm
March 23rd, San Francisco, @Goodyear, 4:05 p.m.
March 24th, Arizona, @Salt River, 9:10 p.m.
March 25th, day of rest.
March 26th, Colorado, @Goodyear, 4:05 p.m.
March 27th, Dodgers, @Glendale, 3:05 pm
March 28, San Diego, @Goodyear, 4:05 p.m.
March 29th, Kansas City, @surprise, 3:05 pm
March 30th, Arizona, @Chase Field, 3:40 p.m.
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