After the release of the home schedule for 2014 Spring Training, the Dodgers released the full schedule for their preseason games. The Dodgers begin against the the same team they start the actual season, the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first game is February 26, 2014, against the Diamondbacks at Salt Rivers Field at Talking Stick.
The away game schedule has the Dodgers playing against the Diamondbacks (Feb. 26), Milwaukee Brewers (March 1), Oakland Athletics (March 3), Cincinnati Reds (March 5), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (March 6), Texas Rangers (March 8), Kansas City Royals (March 11), Chicago Cubs (March 14) and the Chicago White Sox (March 15). The games on March 8 and 15 are split-squad games with the Dodgers also taking on the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, respectively, at home.
The home game schedule has the Dodgers playing the Diamondbacks (Feb. 27, March 12), White Sox (Feb. 28), Padres (March 2,15), Mariners (March 4,8), Rangers (March 7), San Francisco Giants (March 9), Athletics (March 10), Reds (March 13) and end with the Colorado Rockies (March 16).
The Dodgers end on March 16 and then will head out to Australia to begin the regular season against the Diamondbacks in a two-game series on March 22-23. The team will then come back to play exhibition games against the Anaheim Angels apart of the “Freeway Series”.
Spring Training is a time for players to get into shape and a time for prospects and fringe players to earn a spot on the team. It’s too early to know which players will be competing for spots at the moment but, after a full off-season and a new year, the picture should be clear come February.
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