The wait for baseball to come back has been long and hard since the postseason ended. There's still some ways to go, but the Dodgers offered a clear glimpse into the future by dropping their full season schedule, complete with game times and new spring training information.
Dodgers pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 9, while the rest of the team will be joining them at Camelback on Feb. 14. Spring training will officially commence on Feb. 22 with a 12:10 PM PST match against the Padres.
We're less than a month out from properly seeing Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Tyler Glasnow, Teoscar Hernández, and presumably one more new starting pitcher in uniform and on the field for the first time. It won't be long, now.
Dodgers Schedule: When is Dodgers Opening Day?
The Dodgers will kick off the season with a two-game set against the Padres in Seoul, South Korea on March 20-21 before heading back to the States for a few more spring training games. Both the Dodgers and Padres are also expected to play exhibition games against KBO teams, the Kiwoom Heroes and LG Twins, as well as Team Korea. The two games against the Padres will both air at 3:05 AM. It's a bit of a difficult ask for fans, who will have to either stay up very late or wake up very early to tune in, but it will be our first official look at Ohtani and Yamamoto as Dodgers.
What time is Dodgers Home Opener?
After the last few spring training games coming back from Korea, the Dodgers will play at home on Opening Day, March 28 at 1:10 PM, against the Cardinals in the first of a four-game series. The rest of the series will be played out at different times: 7:10 PM, 6:10 PM, and 4:10 PM. They'll stay at home for another series against the Giants at the beginning of April before going on the road to face the Cubs and Twins.
With all of the new additions to the team, Opening Day couldn't come sooner. We'll get to see what a whole host of new faces look like in Dodger blue while also welcoming back beloved familiar faces all across the lineup. The Dodgers' rotation is still somewhat in flux, so we continue to anxiously await when exactly we'll see the new starters in the first few days of the season.