spring training


: the time in the spring when baseball teams prepare for the regular season by playing practice games

Examples of spring training in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The player who rejoined the Red Sox last week is not the same one who was in the last group of cuts at the end of spring training. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Sep. 2023 Buehler will participate in January workouts in Dodger Stadium for the first time and expects to be ready for the start of spring training in February. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 The 24-year-old was one of Baltimore’s best statistical hitters in spring training and began his season in Double-A. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 14 Sep. 2023 Strasburg, 35, who has pitched made just eight starts and pitched 31 ⅓ innings the past four seasons, can claim his locker, work out at their facility, and who knows, maybe even report to spring training in February. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 Coming out of spring training, the bullpen looked bad. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 Diamondbacks rookie Corbin Carroll signed an eight-year, $111 million extension during spring training after just 115 plate appearances in 2022, continuing a recent trend — spearheaded by the Braves — of locking up young stars. Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2023 Stassi left the team during spring training to deal with the family medical issue and to recover from a hip injury. Wire and Staff Reports, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Heyward got to the majors first as a phenom in the spring of 2010, when his prodigious batting practice blasts were clearing the right-field fence at the team’s spring training complex and damaging cars in the parking lot. Scott Miller, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Spring training.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20training. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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