The Nationals’ Grapefruit League slate includes a pair of visits from the NL Central Champion St. Louis Cardinals (Saturday, March 7 and Friday, March 27) as well as the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers (Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 19). The New York Yankees will make the trip across the state to Viera on Monday, March 23.
Nationals fans making the trek to Viera should note the Nationals host six games over the first 10 days of the season at Space Coast Stadium from Thursday, March 5 to Saturday, March 14 and will play host to home games on three of the four possible Saturdays throughout Spring Training. The Nationals will play split squad contests on Saturday, March 14 (vs. MIA and at NYM) and Saturday, March 21 (vs. MIA and at ATL).
The Washington Nationals will conclude their spring-training schedule on April 4 with an exhibition game vs. the New York Yankees at Nationals Park.