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Diamondbacks announce 2020 spring training schedule, will play GCU

Brandon Barnes #9 of the Cleveland Indians safely steals second base against Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 07, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday their slate of games for the 2020 spring training Cactus League, a schedule that will include a game against Grand Canyon University.

In keeping with the Diamondbacks’ recent trend of playing the local colleges during spring training, Arizona will face GCU on March 17 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. That will be a night game.

Arizona’s 23rd spring training slate will open on Saturday, Feb. 22, against the Colorado Rockies. The D-backs will be the away team in that game, though of course the two franchises share their spring training facility. That game is at Salt River Fields.

The following day, Feb. 23, marks the D-backs’ first official home game of next year’s Cactus League. They’ll face the Oakland A’s.

Salt River Fields will also host the MLB4 tournament from Feb. 14 to 16, an event that features college teams including Vanderbilt, Michigan, UConn and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Single-game tickets for Salt River Fields will go on sale Jan. 11.

Here’s the schedule in full, with home games in bold and asterisks indicating a split squad:

Feb. 22: Diamondbacks at Rockies
Feb. 23: Diamondbacks vs. Athletics
Feb. 24: Diamondbacks at Giants
Feb. 25: Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers
Feb. 26: Diamondbacks at Athletics
Feb. 27: Diamondbacks vs. Reds
Feb. 28: Diamondbacks vs. Mariners
Feb. 29: Diamondbacks at Dodgers

March 1: Diamondbacks at Indians
March 2: Diamondbacks vs. Giants
March 3: Diamondbacks at Royals
March 4: Diamondbacks vs. Indians
March 5: Diamondbacks at Rangers
March 6: Diamondbacks vs. Rockies
March 7: Diamondbacks vs. Padres*
March 7: Diamondbacks at Angels*
March 8: Diamondbacks at Cubs
March 9: Diamondbacks vs. Royals
March 10: Diamondbacks at Indians
March 12: Diamondbacks vs. Brewers
March 13: Diamondbacks at Giants
March 14: Diamondbacks vs. Rangers*
March 14: Diamondbacks at Padres*
March 15: Diamondbacks vs. Cubs
March 17: Diamondbacks vs. White Sox*
March 17: Diamondbacks vs. GCU*
March 18: Diamondbacks at Brewers
March 19: Diamondbacks vs. Angels
March 20: Diamondbacks at Mariners
March 21: Diamondbacks at Cubs
March 22: Diamondbacks vs. Rockies*
March 22: Diamondbacks at White Sox*

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