MLB spring training 2020: Schedule, TV channels, live online streams

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After a tumultuous offseason for the sport, baseball games are finally back on a daily basis with spring training in full swing.

Stars will be eased back to their full workloads, and role players will battle for MLB roster spots. Exhibitions are also a chance for prospects still a year or two away from the big leagues to make positive first impressions.

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Relative to the regular season, spring training games are a headache to figure out how to watch. They aren't always on familiar TV channels, and some aren't broadcast on TV at all. That doesn't mean you have to give up, though.

Here are the best choices for watching spring baseball in 2020:

National TV schedule for spring training

MLB Network will broadcast a boatload of spring training games this year, but only some of them will be offered live to viewers.

Here are the upcoming games that will be shown live on MLB Network:

Date

Time ET

Home

Away

TV

March 8

1 PM

Red Sox

Twins

MLBN

March 8

4 PM

Giants

Mariners

MLBN

March 9

1 PM

Phillies

Yankees

MLBN

March 9

4 PM

Padres

Dodgers

MLBN

March 9

9 PM

A's

Rangers

MLBN

March 10

1 PM

Tigers

Pirates

MLBN

March 10

1 PM

Giants

Cubs

MLBN

How to watch spring training live on local TV

Local TV options are rather inconsistent, but most teams have at least a couple of broadcasts each week on their regional networks.

Below is a list of home and away spring training TV choices through March 5:

Date

Time ET

Away

Home

Location

Away TV

Home TV

March 8

1:05 PM

Twins

Red Sox

Fort Myers, FL

N/A

NESN

March 8

1:05 PM

Yankees (ss)

Orioles

Sarasota, FL

N/A

MASN

March 8

1:05 PM

Marlins

Cardinals

Jupiter, FL

*FSFL

*FSMW

March 8

1:10 PM

Astros

Mets

Port St. Lucie, FL

N/A

PIX 11

March 8

4:05 PM

Dodgers

Rangers

Surprise, AZ

SNLA

KTXA

March 8

4:05 PM

Angels (ss)

Reds (ss)

Goodyear, AZ

FSW

N/A

March 8

4:05 PM

Angels (ss)

Brewers

Phoenix, AZ

FSW

N/A

March 8

4:05 PM

Mariners

Giants

Scottsdale, AZ

N/A

NSBA

March 8

4:10 PM

White Sox (ss)

Padres

Peoria, AZ

N/A

FSSD

March 8

4:05 PM

Reds (ss)

Cubs (ss)

Summerlin, AZ

N/A

MSN

March 9

1:05 PM

Cardinals

Twins

Fort Myers, FL

N/A

*FSNO

March 9

1:05 PM

Yankees

Phillies

Clearwater, FL

N/A

NBCSP+

March 9

1:05 PM

Blue Jays (ss)

Pirates

Bradenton, FL

N/A

ATTP

March 9

9:05 PM

Red Sox

Braves

North Port, FL

NESN

N/A

March 9

4:10 PM

Indians (ss)

Angels

Tempe, AZ

*STO

FSW

March 9

4:10 PM

Dodgers

Padres

Peoria, AZ

SNLA

FSSD

March 9

9:05 PM

A's

Rangers

Surprise, AZ

N/A

FSSW

March 10

1:05 PM

Pirates

Tigers

Lakeland, FL

N/A

FSD

March 10

1:05 PM

Blue Jays

Yankees

Tampa, FL

N/A

YES

March 10

1:05 PM

Twins

Phillies

Clearwater, FL

N/A

NBCSP+

March 10

4:05 PM

Cubs

Giants

Scottsdale, AZ

MSN

N/A

March 10

4:10 PM

Angels

Mariners

Peoria, AZ

FSW

N/A

How to stream MLB spring training games online

If you have MLB.TV, you will have access to most spring training games via online stream. Audio of games is also available via the MLB app or on MLB's website.

If a game is on your regional network but you don't have cable, you can stream via Sling TV, Hulu, AT&T TV NOW, YouTube TV and fuboTV in most cases.

Unlike its counterparts for the NBA and NFL, Reddit's MLBStreams is still available as a hub for alternative streaming options.

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When does 2020 spring training end?

The final day of exhibitions this year is March 24. The regular season will begin on March 26.

Spring training stats leaderboard: Home runs, RBIs, stolen bases

Home runs

Cody Thomas (Dodgers): 4.

RBIs

Trent Giambrone (Cubs): 12.

Stolen bases

Ian Miller (Cubs): 7.

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