Kansas City Royals v St Louis Cardinals

Well, it's that time of year. For baseball fanatics it's a spot on the calendar that brings a smile to their face and hope for another winning season.

Pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday, February 12 for the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Royals report to Surprise, Arizona while the Cardinals will check into Jupiter, Florida. The rest of the rosters for both teams will report on February 17 with full activities starting the next day.

The Royals first spring game is Saturday, February 23 against the Texas rangers in the Cactus League. There will be 32 spring games this season. The home opener will be on Thursday, March 28 against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.

For the Cardinals the first spring training game will be February 24 against the Washington Nationals. The first home game lands on Thursday, April 4, against the San Diego Padres.

Newstalk 1050 KSIS will carry spring trianing weekend games and regular-season games.