2016 St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Key Info

Following are the key dates for St. Louis Cardinals spring training 2016, both for the big leaguers and minor leaguers. Make sure you click on the highlighted links to be taken to the related articles with more details. (One item is TCN member-only.)

2016 St. Louis Cardinals spring training key dates and information

Major League Camp

Wednesday, February 17 – Pitchers and catchers mandatory reporting date
Thursday, February 18 – Pitchers and catchers first official workout
Monday, February 22 – Position players mandatory reporting date
Tuesday, February 23 – First official full-squad workout
Wednesday, March 2 – First game
Friday, April 1 – Break camp
Sunday, April 3 – Regular season opener in Pittsburgh



Friday, February 26 – Players arrive
Saturday, February 27 – First workout


Minor League Camp

Monday, March 7 – Pitchers and catchers arrive
Tuesday, March 8 – Pitchers and catchers first workout
Wednesday, March 9 – Position players arrive
Thursday, March 10 – First full-squad workout
Thursday, March 17 – First games
Friday, April 1 – Break camp
Thursday, April 7 – Minor league regular seasons open


  • Minor league spring training game schedules (The Cardinal Nation members)
  • The Roster Matrix, where the entire Cardinals system is displayed by level and position on one page and all player transactions are noted year ‘round.
  • 2015 season-ending team rosters and The Cardinal Nation’s extensive player database with access to years of articles, photos and information about every player in the Cardinals system:

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