Roundup: Major League alternate training sites
The Minor League season may be canceled, but some prospects will appear in Minor League stadiums behind closed doors this summer. Summer Camps -- the second edition of Spring Training -- have opened across the Majors. In order to prepare, each organization had to announce new-look 60-man player pools. To
The Minor League season may be canceled, but some prospects will appear in Minor League stadiums behind closed doors this summer.
Summer Camps -- the second edition of Spring Training -- have opened across the Majors. In order to prepare, each organization had to announce new-look 60-man player pools. To begin, most members of the player pools have worked out of Major League ballparks, but a few are training or soon will begin to do so at nearby alternate sites. That latter group will grow as clubs make cuts in preparation for an initial 30-man Opening Day roster. When those prospects arrive at the alternate sites, they may find the sights familiar.
Of the 30 announced alternate sites, 20 include Minor League stadiums -- eight from Triple-A, four from Double-A, four from Class A Advanced, three from Class A and one from Class A Short Season. Other sites include local facilities, independent league stadiums and college ballparks among others.
Below is a rundown of the Major League clubs' alternate training sites for the 2020 season:
|MLB club||Training site||Location||Level|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Salt River Fields||Scottsdale, Arizona||Complex|
|Atlanta Braves||Coolray Field||Gwinnett||Triple-A|
|Baltimore Orioles||Prince George's Stadium||Bowie||Double-A|
|Boston Red Sox||McCoy Stadium||Pawtucket||Triple-A|
|Chicago Cubs||Four Winds Field||South Bend||Class A|
|Chicago White Sox||Boomers Stadium||Schaumburg, Illinois||Independent league|
|Cincinnati Reds||Prasco Laboratories||Mason, Ohio||Local facility|
|Cleveland Indians||Classic Park||Lake County||Class A|
|Colorado Rockies||Coors Field/MSU Denver||Denver||MLB/College|
|Detroit Tigers||Fifth Third Field||Toledo||Triple-A|
|Houston Astros||Whataburger Field*||Corpus Christi*||Double-A*|
|Kansas City Royals||T-Bones Stadium||Kansas City, Kansas||Independent league|
|Los Angeles Angels||Long Beach State||Long Beach, California||College|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||USC||Los Angeles||College|
|Miami Marlins||Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium||Jupiter||Class A Advanced|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Fox Cities Stadium||Wisconsin||Class A|
|Minnesota Twins||CHS Field||St. Paul, Minnesota||Independent league/college|
|New York Mets||MCU Park||Brooklyn||Class A Short Season|
|New York Yankees||PNC Field||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre||Triple-A|
|Oakland Athletics||Excite Ballpark||San Jose||Class A Advanced|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Coca-Cola Park||Lehigh Valley||Triple-A|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Peoples Natural Gas Field||Altoona||Double-A|
|San Diego Padres||University of San Diego||San Diego||College|
|San Francisco Giants||Sutter Health Park||Sacramento||Triple-A|
|Seattle Mariners||Cheney Stadium||Tacoma||Triple-A|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Hammons Field||Springfield||Double-A|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Charlotte Sports Park||Charlotte||Class A Advanced|
|Texas Rangers||Globe Life Park||Arlington, Texas||Local facility|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Frontier Field||Rochester||Triple-A|
|Washington Nationals||New Fredericksburg Ballpark||Fredericksburg||Class A Advanced|
*--The Astros are using the University of Houston as their secondary site to begin July but will move over to Corpus Christi later this month.
Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB.