Reds manager watches some pitchers during a spring training workout on Monday, Feb. 23 in Goodyear, Ariz. Mike Hartsock/Staff

Cincinnati Reds announce when pitchers and catchers report, first day of spring training

Cincinnati Reds fans itching for the return of baseball have an official date to look forward to in 2018. 

Reds pitchers and catchers are invited to report Feb. 13, and the first workout is scheduled for Feb. 14. 

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Position players are to report Feb. 18 with the first full-squad workout a day later. 

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The first Reds spring training game will be Feb. 23 against the Indians. 

All 30 MLB clubs will play their first regular season game on March 29, making 2018 the 12th season in league history (and first since 2011) to begin on a Thursday.