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Posted by Ben Cafardo on February 11, 2014

ESPN’s MLB Spring Training Slate Begins March 17 with World Series Rematch

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Multiple Spring Training Appearances by World Series Champion Red Sox, NL Champion St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers & Washington Nationals

Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour Visits Camps in Florida & Arizona Beginning February 17

ESPN will swing into spring with a full slate of MLB Spring Training telecasts, beginning Monday, Mar. 17, with a World Series rematch between the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox and the reigning National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The seven-game schedule includes multiple appearances by the Red Sox, Cardinals, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals. Spring Training officially opens ESPN’s 25th season of Major League Baseball coverage.

Sunday Night Baseball’s Dan Shulman, John Kruk and Buster Olney will call two Spring Training games between the Red Sox and Yankees on Tuesday, Mar. 18, and Thursday, Mar. 20, at 1 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. respectively. Karl Ravech, Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Tim Kurkjian, Steve Levy and Adnan Virk will also contribute to ESPN spring training game coverage along with returning Baseball Tonight analyst Eduardo Perez.

Spring Training game schedule:

DateTime (ET)Game/CommentatorsNetworks
Mon, March 17 1 p.m.St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox Karl Ravech, Barry Larkin, Tim KurkjianESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes +
Tue, March 18 1 p.m.Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Buster OlneyESPN, WatchESPN
Thu, March 20 7 p.m.New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Buster OlneyESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes +
Mon, March 24 1 p.m.Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates Adnan Virk, Doug Glanville, Tim KurkjianESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes +
Tue, March  25 1 p.m.Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers
Adnan Virk, Doug Glanville, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes +
Wed, March 26 1 p.m.Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals Steve Levy, Eduardo Perez, Doug GlanvilleESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes +
Thu, March 27 12 p.m.Washington Nationals at New York Mets Steve Levy, Eduardo Perez, Doug GlanvilleESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes +

ESPN Spring Training games are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Xbox and Roku players via WatchESPN. Six of the telecasts are also available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes+. Additionally, ESPN International will air Spring Training games in Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean and Pacific Rim.

Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour

The Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour will begin its journey through sites in Arizona and Florida on Monday, Feb. 17, when Ravech and Olney visit Red Sox camp in Fort Myers, Fla. Baseball Tonight segments will run within SportsCenter beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Each visit will include player and manager interviews, in-depth team analysis and discussion of off-season storylines.

The Grapefruit League schedule will include the Tigers, Cardinals, Nationals and Yankees, while the Cactus League schedule – which begins on Monday, Feb. 24 – will include visits to the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners.

ESPN.com will also have comprehensive coverage from Buster Olney, Jayson Stark, Jerry Crasnick, Keith Law, Jim Caple and David Schoenfield on site in Florida and Arizona. ESPN.com will feature a countdown clock to Opening Day, videos from the Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour and a blog with daily posts.

 Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour schedule:

DateLocationTeam/Commentators
Mon, Feb. 17Fort Myers, Fla.Boston Red Sox Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian
Tue, Feb. 18Lakeland, Fla.Detroit Tigers Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian
Wed, Feb. 19Jupiter, Fla.St. Louis Cardinals Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian
Thu, Feb. 20Viera, Fla.Washington Nationals Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian
Fri, Feb. 21Tampa, Fla.New York Yankees Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian
Mon, Feb. 24Glendale, Ariz.Los Angeles Dodgers Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Tim Kurkjian
Tue, Feb. 25Scottsdale, Ariz.San Francisco Giants Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Tim Kurkjian
Wed, Feb. 26Surprise, Ariz.Texas Rangers Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Tim Kurkjian
Thu, Feb. 27Tempe, Ariz.Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimKarl Ravech, John Kruk, Tim Kurkjian
Fri, Feb. 28Goodyear, Ariz.Cincinnati Reds Karl Ravech, John Kruk, Tim Kurkjian
Sat, March 1Peoria, Ariz.Seattle Mariners Tim Kurkjian

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