CHICAGO – The beginning of February signals the start of the countdown to the first part of the 2023 Major League Baseball season.
That’s because players from the Cubs, White Sox, and other teams in the league are getting closer to reporting to spring training at their respective camp sites to get ready for Opening Day in late March.
So when do Chicago’s teams make their way to Arizona for spring training?
Cubs – Mesa, Arizona – Sloan Park
The Cubs once again return to Mesa to begin work ahead of the 2023 season, doing so for the fourth time under manager David Ross.
Pitchers and catchers will report to Sloan Park on Wednesday, February 15, holding their first formal workout that day.
Position players will report on Monday, February 20.
On Saturday, February 25, the Cubs will open up Cactus League play against the San Francisco Giants at 2:05 p.m. central time at Sloan Park.
White Sox – Glendale, Arizona – Camelback Ranch
Under new manager Pedro Grifol, the White Sox will look to start a bounceback season at Camelback Ranch in Glendale starting this February.
They’ll have pitchers and catchers report on Wednesday, February 15 with a workout that day and then have position players Monday, February 20.
The White Sox will open up Cactus League play at Camelback Ranch on Saturday, February 25 against the San Diego Padres at 2:05 p.m. central time.
World Baseball Classic Participants
For players on the Cubs & White Sox taking part in the World Baseball Classic from March 8 through March 23, the report dates will be a bit different.
Pitchers and catchers will show up at their camps on Monday, February 13 with position players reporting on Thursday, February 16.