Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez raises the trophy and celebrates with his team after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series at Nationals Park in southeast D.C. on Oct. 15. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez raises the trophy and celebrates with his team after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series at Nationals Park in southeast D.C. on Oct. 15. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)

Washington Nationals pitchers and catchers will report Wednesday to the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, followed by the full squad reporting nearly a week later on Feb. 17.

The spring training season for the Nationals will kick off with a rematch of the 2019 World Series at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, when the team faces the Houston Astros at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

All totaled, 23 of Washington’s 31 spring training games will take place within Palm Beach County.

Special dates and events on the Nationals 2020 spring training calendar include:

• Catch on the Field: Prior to all Saturday home games, fans are invited to play catch in the stadium outfield.
• Kids Run the Bases: Following all Sunday home games, children ages 12 and under can run the bases like their favorite Major Leaguers after the game.
• Signature Sundays: Sundays are Signature Sundays at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches! Two Nationals players will sign autographs for fans at every Sunday Nationals home game.

• Feb. 22 – Opening Night + Postgame Fireworks
• March 8 – Max Scherzer Bobblehead Giveaway (First 500 fans)
• March 12 – Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees
• March 18 – Adam Eaton Bobblehead Giveaway (First 500 fans)

View the full spring training promo calendar at fitteamballpark.com/promotions.

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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