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Nats announce 2016 spring training schedule

Nov 19, 2015, 2:16 PM EST

The Nationals’ 2016 spring training schedule has been released with less than three months now until pitchers and catchers report.

The Nats will begin their spring schedule on March 2 at Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays. They will host their first game on March 3 against the defending NL-champion New York Mets.

The Nationals’ final game of the Grapefruit League schedule will be on March 30 at the Mets in Port St. Lucie. Their last home game in Viera will be March 28 against Miami. That will be the final game for the Nationals in Viera with their new facility in West Palm Beach opening in 2017.

Here is the full schedule for the Nationals’ 2016 spring training:


  1. langleyclub - Nov 19, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    No Spring Training game in DC at Nats Park before the season or has that not been determined?

    • nats106 - Nov 19, 2015 at 3:06 PM

      There are 2 against the twins. That was announced a while ago.

    • nats106 - Nov 19, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      Friday 4/1 and Saturday 4/2 Times TBA

      • langleyclub - Nov 19, 2015 at 4:34 PM

        Kind of strange that they are playing the Twins before the season starts because the Twins play in DC in April as part of the regular season. That said, the more games at Nats Park, the better.

      • nats106 - Nov 19, 2015 at 5:06 PM

        I agree about the Twins being brought in for an exhibition and again just a few weeks later. As far as more games at nats Park, I’d rather they be in October instead of April

  2. annapmagistra - Nov 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    “Less than three months now …” Put that countdown up!

    • natsfan1a - Nov 19, 2015 at 4:49 PM

      Yes, please.

  3. naterialguy - Nov 20, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    But when do pitchers and catchers report.

  4. ehay2k - Nov 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Only 4 more to go until Northwestern assumes their rightful place at the bottom:

    Mark, please put up a countdown to ST. Thanks.





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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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