The Chicago Cubs just wrapped up their season a few weeks ago, but the team already knows when they’ll be back on the diamond in Arizona as they announced their spring training schedule Monday.
The Cubs will open their spring slate on Saturday, Feb. 25 when they host the Oakland A’s at Sloan Park for their first spring home game.
Opening day will be a split squad day for the Cubs as they’ll also send players to Scottsdale to take on the San Francisco Giants in an NLDS rematch.
The very next day the Cubs will take part in a World Series rematch as they play the Cleveland Indians at home.
The Cubs will also play a pair of games against World Baseball Classic teams, with Team Italy playing at Sloan Park on Mar. 7 (and likely featuring Anthony Rizzo on the roster) and one of the remaining Asian WBC teams playing in Mesa on Mar. 18.
Here is the full schedule for the Cubs (all times are Arizona time, and all home games are in bold):
Feb. 25: vs. Oakland 1:05 p.m.
At San Francisco 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 26: vs. Cleveland 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 27: vs. Chicago White Sox 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 28: vs. Los Angeles Angels 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 1: at Kansas City 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 2: at Cincinnati 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 3: vs. Cincinnati 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 4: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 5: at Texas 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 6: at Los Angeles Angels 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 7: vs. Team Italy 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 8: Off Day
Mar. 9: vs. Seattle 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 10: at Seattle 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 11: vs. Colorado 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 12: at Oakland 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 13: at San Diego 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 14: vs. Milwaukee 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 15: vs. Arizona 7:05 p.m.
Mar. 16: at Los Angeles Dodgers 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 17: at Chicago White Sox 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 18: vs. Asia World Baseball Classic Team 1:05 p.m.
At Milwaukee 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 19: vs. Kansas City 7:05 p.m.
Mar. 20: at Colorado 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 21: Off Day
Mar. 22: at Cincinnati 6:05 p.m.
Mar. 23: at Arizona 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 24: vs. Cleveland 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 25: at Cleveland 1:05 p.m.
Vs. Cincinnati (in Las Vegas) TBD
Mar. 26: vs. San Diego 1:05 p.m.
Vs. Cincinnati (in Las Vegas) 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Cleveland 6:05 p.m.
Mar. 28: vs. San Francisco 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 29: vs. Oakland 1:05 p.m.
Mar. 30: at Houston (Minute Maid Park)
Mar. 31: at Houston (Minute Maid Park)
The Cubs’ television schedule for spring training will be announced at a later date.