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2018 Grapefruit League spring training guide

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Baseball season is upon us and the Astros are the center of the baseball universe.

Coming off the first World Series championship in franchise history, Houston takes its title team to Florida for the Grapefruit League.

Here's a list of teams the Astros will face in spring training. The list was compiled by USA Today and can be seen in its entirety by clicking here.

Here is a helpful link to see what each team's spring training home is like.

Houston Astros

Home stadium: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Directions: From I-95 North: Exit I-95 onto 45th Street. Proceed west to Haverhill Road, turning left onto Haverhill Road. From I-95 South: Drivers may exit I-95 from Okeechobee Blvd. or 45th Street exits. Using Okeechobee Blvd, proceed west to Haverhill Road. Turn right onto Haverhill Road. Using 45th Street, proceed west to Haverhill Road, turning left onto Haverhill Road.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: Astros.com/spring

New faces: RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Joe Smith, RHP Hector Rondon.

Not returning: DH Carlos Beltran, RHP Luke Gregerson, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Mike Fiers, RHP Michael Feliz, INF Colin Moran.

Boston Red Sox

Home stadium: JetBlue Park at Fenway South, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

Directions: Take I-75 to Exit 131 (Daniels Parkway); make a left off the exit onto Daniels Parkway. Continue straight for almost 2 miles. The ballpark is on the left.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: 877-733-7699; Redsox.com/spring

New faces: Manager Alex Cora.

Not returning: Manager John Farrell, RHP Doug Fister, INF Eduardo Nunez, OF Chris Young, RHP Addison Reed, OF Rajai Davis, LHP Henry Owens, LHP Fernando Abad, RHP Blaine Boyer.

New York Mets

Home stadium: Tradition Field, 525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986.

Directions: I-95 to Exit 121C and bear right onto St. Lucie West Boulevard. Go about a quarter-mile and make the first left onto Northwest Peacock Boulevard. The stadium is ahead on your right.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: 772-871-2115; nymets.com

New faces: 3B Todd Frazier, RF Jay Bruce, manager Mickey Callaway, RHP Anthony Swarzak, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, C Jose Lobaton, INF-OF Ty Kelly, LHP Matt Purke, OF Zach Borenstein.

Not returning: Manager Terry Collins, LHP Josh Smoker, LHP Josh Edgin, RHP Chasen Bradford, OF Nori Aoki, RHP Erik Goeddel, LHP Tommy Milone, OF Travis Taijeron.

Washington Nationals

Home stadium: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Directions: From Exit 74 of I-95, go west on 45th Street for 1 mile and turn left onto Haverhill Road. The complex will be on your left. From Exit 99 of the Florida Turnpike, turn left on Okeechobee Boulevard. After three-fourths of a mile, turn left on Haverhill Road. The complex will be on your right after 3 1/2 miles.

Reporting dates: Friday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 21 (full squad).

Information: 844-676-2017; MLB.com/ballparkpalmbeaches; nationals.com/spring

New faces: 1B-OF Matt Adams, manager Dave Martinez, C Miguel Montero, INF Matt Reynolds.

Not returning: Manager Dusty Baker, LF Jayson Werth, C Jose Lobaton, 1B-LF Adam Lind, RHP Matt Albers.

St. Louis Cardinals

Home stadium: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter, FL 33458.

Directions: From I-95 — Exit at Donald Ross Road (Exit 83) and go east to Parkside Boulevard. Go left at the light and follow Parkside to University Boulevard. Go straight through intersection. Roger Dean Stadium’s parking will be on your right. From the Florida Turnpike — Exit at PGA Boulevard (Exit 109), turn left on PGA Boulevard to I-95 North. Follow the directions above from I-95.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: 561-775-1818; cardinals.com/spring, rogerdeanstadium.com.

New faces: LF Marcell Ozuna, RHP Miles Mikolas, RHP Luke Gregerson.

Not returning: RHP Lance Lynn, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Randal Grichuk, RHP Seung-hwan Oh, RHP Juan Nicasio, SS Aledmys Diaz.

Miami Marlins

Home stadium: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main Street St., Jupiter, FL 33458.

Directions: From I-95 — Exit at Donald Ross Road (Exit 83) and travel east to Parkside Blvd. Turn left at the light and then right at the stop sign. Roger Dean Stadium will be on the left. From the Florida Turnpike — Exit at PGA Boulevard (Exit 109), turn left onto PGA Boulevard to I-95 North. Follow directions above for I-95.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: 561-775-1818; www.marlins.com/spring

New faces: INF Starlin Castro, OF Lewis Brinson, RHP Sandy Alcantara, RHP Jorge Guzman, 1B Garrett Cooper, RHP Jacob Turner, OF-1B Scott Van Slyke, RHP Jumbo Diaz.

Not returning: RF Giancarlo Stanton, LF Marcell Ozuna, CF Christian Yelich, 2B Dee Gordon, RHP Tom Koehler, OF Ichiro Suzuki, RHP Dustin McGowan, C A.J. Ellis.

New York Yankees

Home stadium: George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, FL 33614.

Directions: From the north or south — Take I-275 to the Route 92 exit (North Dale Mabry Highway); the stadium is at Dale Mabry and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. From Tampa Airport — Take the Spruce Street Exit out of the airport and head east. Spruce turns into Boy Scout Road. Follow to Dale Mabry and turn left; the complex is on the left.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: 813-879-2244; Yankees.com/spring, Steinbrennerfield.com.

New faces: OF Giancarlo Stanton, OF Jabari Blash, INF Danny Espinosa, LHP Wade LeBlanc, INF/OF Jace Peterson.

Not returning: Manager Joe Girardi, 2B Starlin Castro, 3B-1B Chase Headley, 3B Todd Frazier, DH Matt Holliday, LHP Jaime Garcia.

Minnesota Twins

Home stadium: Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912.

Directions: Take I-75 to Exit 131 (Daniels Road); go west 2 miles to Six Mile Cypress Parkway; go south for a half-mile; the ballpark is on the right.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: 800-338-9467; Twinsbaseball.com/spring.

New faces: RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Addison Reed, LHP Zach Duke, RHP Michael Pineda.

Not returning: RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Bartolo Colon, C Chris Gimenez, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Glen Perkins, LHP Buddy Boshers, RHP Michael Tonkin, RHP Dillon Gee.

Atlanta Braves

Home stadium: Champion Stadium, 700 S. Victory Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 34747.

Directions: From southwest — Take I-4 east to Highway 192 West (Exit 64B); turn right onto World Drive, bearing right onto Osceola Parkway; turn right onto Victory Way; turn right at Lake Buena Vista globe. From southeast — Florida Turnpike north to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 249); go about 10 miles, turn left onto Victory Way.

Reporting dates: Wednesday (pitchers/catchers); Feb. 19 (full squad).

Information: 407-939-4263; www.braves.com/spring

New faces: RHP Brandon McCarthy, LHP Scott Kazmir, INF Charlie Culberson, OF Preston Tucker, OF Ronald Acuna, 3B Austin Riley, OF Jaff Decker, 2B Christian Colon, RHP Shane Carle.

Not returning: OF Matt Kemp, RHP R.A. Dickey, 3B Adonis Garcia, 1B Matt Adams, INF Jace Peterson, RHP Jason Motte.