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When does spring training start for the Minnesota Twins? (Updated 2023)

A brand new MLB season is upon us, and there’s a lot to explore in Twins Territory this year.

Twins baseball officially returns in February, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Florida ahead of spring practice, which begins a few days later. It’s never baseball’s most exciting, but it’s the blossoming of a new season that looks like it might bring some glory back to Minnesota.

Carlos Correa’s return is an obvious thing to be excited about. The Twins, the opposite of Minnesota Sports, were able to resume contract talks with Correa after both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets fumbled on his body.

Granted, concerns about his ankle’s longevity are warranted considering there are hundreds of millions of dollars on the table, but that clearly hasn’t bothered the twins. With Correa’s return, the twins took advantage of a season of fairly significant fluctuations to assemble what may be the best team they’ve had in years.

Gone are guys like Gio Urshela, Gary Sanchez, Chris Archer, Aaron Sanchez and Miguel Sano.

Luis Arraez is also gone after being sold to the Miami Marlins in a three-for-one deal. Minnesota got starter Pablo Lopez in that deal, which caps a winter that added Joey Gallo, Christian Vázquez and Michael A. Taylor — plus Correa.

Guys like Gallo and Correa will have a bigger impact in the regular season, but spring training is about more than shaking off the rust. In addition to the new faces popping up in Fort Myers, the Twins have a list of non-roster invites looking to make a difference.

Twins fans will get their first look at top pro Brooks Lee, who comes to spring training with a lot of hype. Austin Martin will also get some time to develop, with both he and Lee likely to benefit greatly from spending time with Correa.

Spring training is coming in waves not unlike those rolling near Hammond Stadium next month. As always, pitchers and catchers report first, while position players show up a few days later.

This is how spring training for the Minnesota Twins begins this year:

pitcher and catcher

positional player

February 16, 2023

February 20, 2023

Spring training officially begins on February 25 when the Twins play their first game of the spring against Tampa Bay.

Here’s a look at when the Twins are in action this spring training and where to catch all the action:

Date/Time (CT)

Opponent

TV channel

Feb 25 at 12:05 p.m

against Tampa Bay Rays

Feb 25 at 12:05 p.m

at Baltimore Orioles

Feb 26 at 12:05 p.m

at Philadelphia Phillies

Feb 27 at 12:05 p.m

with the Boston Red Sox

Feb 28 at 12:05 p.m

against Atlanta Braves

March 1, 12:05 p.m

against Philadelphia Phillies

March 2, 12:05 p.m

at Tampa Bay Rays

March 3, 12:05 p.m

against the Boston Red Sox

March 4, 12:05 p.m

with the Atlanta Braves

March 5, 12:05 p.m

at Pittsburgh Pirates

March 5, 12:05 p.m

against Detroit Tigers

March 7, 12:05 p.m

against Baltimore Orioles

March 8, 12:07 p.m

with the Toronto Blue Jays

March 10, 5:05 p.m

at Baltimore Orioles

March 11, 12:05 p.m

against the Boston Red Sox

March 12, 12:05 p.m

with the Detroit Tigers

March 13, 12:05 p.m

against the New York Yankees

March 14, 12:05 p.m

at Tampa Bay Rays

March 14, 12:05 p.m

against Pittsburgh Pirates

March 16, 12:05 p.m

against Tampa Bay Rays

March 17, 12:05 p.m

against Baltimore Orioles

March 18, 12:05 p.m

at Pittsburgh Pirates

March 19, 12:05 p.m

against Atlanta Braves

March 21, 12:05 p.m

against Tampa Bay Rays

March 22, 5:05 p.m

with the Boston Red Sox

March 23, 12:05 p.m

vs. Toronto Blue Jays

March 24, 12:05 p.m

with the New York Yankees

March 25, 12:05 p.m

with the Atlanta Braves

March 25, 12:05 p.m

against Atlanta Braves

March 26, 12:05 p.m

with the Boston Red Sox

March 27, 12:05 p.m

against Pittsburgh Pirates

March 28, 12:05 p.m

at Pittsburgh Pirates

All of the Minnesota Twins’ springing practice games are broadcast on the Treasure Island Baseball Network, the Twins’ home station.

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