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MLB Offseason Roundup: Dodgers, Padres First Two Teams to Report to Spring Training

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This is one in a series of daily articles highlighting the latest news and notes from the MLB offseason.

The San Diego Padres’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Sunday, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers as the first two teams to report this year. The Dodgers reported on Friday.

Both teams head to Arizona early as the two teams will kick of the regular season early from March 20-21 in Seoul, South Korea. The traditional opening day doesn’t take place until March 28.

The start of spring training is always an exciting time for Major League Baseball. The frigid temperatures from the lengthy MLB offseason turn to sunshine and warm weather in the Cactus League (Arizona) and Grapefruit League (Florida).

Pitchers and catchers for the other 28 teams report this week, with the Pittsburgh Pirates opening up camp on Feb. 14.

For me, it’s an extra special spring training this year. It will be my first time headed to Bradenton, Fla. for in-person coverage. I will be joined by my friend and current Pittsburgh Baseball Now columnist John Perrotto as we provide you with the very best coverage from Pirates’ camp.

Get ready sunny Florida, PBN will see you soon!

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This Super Bowl looks like it sure is going to be a good one. I have the San Francisco 49ers edging out the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24. I may come to regret betting against Patrick Mahomes, but man are the niners impressive.

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