With MLB Opening Day a week away, certain top prospects might not crack their team’s rosters, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be far away.
Alternate training sites are back for the start of the 2021 season after Major League Baseball informed teams that the Triple-A season would be delayed by a month. This year’s version of the sites will be similar to those used during the pandemic-shortened campaign a year ago. Players not on their teams’ Opening Day rosters will train and practice at locations near their clubs’ big league ballparks.
The move removes the obstacle of commercial travel for Triple-A players and those called up to the Majors for the first month of the 2021 big league season as well as eases MLB teams’ task of coronavirus testing and protocol oversight. The Triple-A delay also affords players a likelier opportunity to be vaccinated before the start of the season.
All Minor League seasons are now scheduled to start the first week of May.
Below is a rundown of alternate training sites to begin the 2021 Major League season.
Braves: Coolray Field (Triple-A), Lawrenceville, Georgia
Marlins: 121 Financial Ballpark (Triple-A), Jacksonville, Florida
Mets: MCU Park (High-A), Brooklyn, New York
Nationals: New Fredericksburg Ballpark (Low-A), Fredericksburg, Maryland
Phillies: Coca-Cola Park (Triple-A), Allentown, Pennsylvania
Brewers: Fox Cities Stadium (High-A), Appleton, Wisconsin
Cardinals: GCS Ballpark (independent), Sauget, Illinois
Cubs: Four Winds Field (High-A), South Bend, Indiana
Pirates: Charles L. Cost Field (University of Pittsburgh); PNC Park (Major League); Heinz Field (Pittsburg Steelers), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reds: Louisville Slugger Field (Triple-A), Louisville, Kentucky
D-backs: Salt River Fields (Spring Training), Scottsdale, Arizona
Dodgers: Camelback Ranch (Spring Training), Glendale, Arizona
Giants: Sutter Health Park (Triple-A), Sacramento, California
Padres: Peoria Sports Complex (Spring Training), Peoria, Arizona
Rockies: Gameday Baseball Facility, Parker, Colorado
Blue Jays: TD Ballpark (Spring Training), Dunedin, Florida
Orioles: Prince George’s Stadium (Double-A), Bowie, Maryland
Rays: Charlotte Sports Park (Spring Training), Port Charlotte, Florida
Red Sox: Polar Park (Triple-A), Worcester, Massachusetts
Yankees: PNC Field (Triple-A), Moosic, Pennsylvania
Indians: Huntington Park (Triple-A), Columbus, Ohio
Royals: Arvest Ballpark (Double-A), Springdale, Arkansas
Tigers: Fifth Third Field (Triple-A), Toledo, Ohio
Twins: CHS Field (Triple-A), St. Paul, Minnesota
White Sox: Wintrust Field (independent), Schaumburg, Illinois
Angels: Tempe Diablo Stadium (Spring Training), Tempe, Arizona
Astros: Whataburger Field (Double-A), Corpus Christi, Texas
Athletics: Banner Island Ballpark (Low-A), Stockton, California
Mariners: T-Mobile Park (Major League), Seattle, Washington
Rangers: Dell Diamond (Triple-A), Round Rock, Texas