The Cincinnati Reds will play their first game of the spring in just over one week. They will kick things off by playing against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday February 23rd in Goodyear. That schedule is easy to find. But the Minor League schedule is a lot tougher. For that, though, I’ve got your back.
If you are going to be out in Goodyear this spring and wanted to check out some baseball on the backfields, there are a few things to note. First, pitchers and catchers do not arrive until February 28th for the minors. Position players won’t show up until March 6th. Keep that in mind if you want to venture to the backfields early on in the spring. You can see the roster for all 171 players that will be in camp here.
Games will begin for the Minor Leaguers on March 15th. All games begin at 1pm local time. But, if you show up around 10am there are on-field workouts/batting practice that you can watch, too. Here’s the schedule.
There are a few notes about the schedule. First – not much travel required with many days being played against Cleveland. The two teams share a complex. There will be games on the Reds side, and on the Indians side on those days – so you will need to choose. But they are an eighth of a mile apart. Camp days are days in which there aren’t games being played, but there are activities that are happening.
Also to note that while there are games listed for March 29th and March 30th for all levels, the rosters will be limited somewhat on those days. On March 30th the Dayton Dragons will be having a 20th anniversary game that will feature the 2019 Dayton Dragons versus a roster of past Dayton Dragons who are still in the Cincinnati Reds organization. The “alumni” roster is already available, though it’s certainly subject to change.
For those of you who will be out there, but aren’t sure how to get to the Minor League side of things, here’s a Google Maps screenshot of everything as it related to Goodyear Ballpark. You can click on the image to get a larger, full size version of the image so you can see it/read it better if you’d like.