Sunday, February 20, 2011

Phillies due to start Spring Training schedule this week

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez fields a grounder during a full-squad workout at the team's spring training camp at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, February 20, 2011 REUTERS/Steve Nesius (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)




It seems like the player just hit camp, but already there is games to be played starting later this week in Clearwater. There will be a tuneup game with the Phillies and the Florida State Seminoles at 1:05 PM on Thursday.

The first MLB opponent will be the NY Yankees on Saturday, Feb 26th at 1:05pm in Tampa, just up the road from where the Phillies train in Clearwater.



Important Dates in March in the MLB

MARCH 2-11, 2011

Contracts of unsigned players may be renewed

MARCH 15

Last day to assign an injured player to a minor league club until the close of the championship season (outright or optionally) provided that:
a) The player has less than 3 years of Major League service;
b) The assignment would not be the player's second (or subsequent) career outright since 3/19/90;
c) The player had no Major League service the prior season; and
d) The player was not selected by the assignor Major League club in the immediately preceding Rule 5 Draft.

MARCH 22

The earliest date a club may backdate a placement on the Major League 15-day disabled list.

MARCH 31

Opening Day 2011. All clubs are required to reduce rosters to 25 players.



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