Sadly for the Atlanta Braves, the 2023 season did not end the way they wanted it to as they were bounced out of the playoffs by the Phillies in the NLDS once again. Still, what they were able to accomplish in the regular season was remarkable and they are already an odds-on favorite to be a top World Series contender yet again in 2024.
To help get ready for the 2024 season, here is a look at when the Braves are set to begin spring training before next season including some notes on their schedule.
When do Braves pitchers and catchers have to report to spring training in 2024?
Atlanta has yet to announce a date for their pitchers and catchers to report. However, we can get some clues from what they did last season. The Braves started their spring training game schedule on February 25th in 2023 and had pitchers and catchers have to report by February 13th. Given that the Braves start playing games on February 24th this coming spring, a strong educated guess would be that Atlanta will have them report on Monday, February 12th. An official announcement is likely to come by January.
What is the Braves' Spring Training schedule for 2024?
While we don't have the exact report dates just yet for the Braves, that doesn't mean their schedule isn't set in stone. The Braves' spring training schedule begins on February 24th against the Rays. That link has all the games listed and whether the Braves are on the road or at home, but the macro level view is that they have spring training games all the way through March 26th, get a day off, and then open the 2024 season in Philadelphia for a rematch with the Phillies.
The Braves then travel to Chicago with a series against the White Sox before their home opener on April 5th against the NL champion Diamondbacks. Going against the top two finishers in the National League in their first three series is tough draw, but the Braves should be equipped to weather the storm just fine.