When do Cincinnati Reds pitchers and catchers report to spring training?

The Reds will be arriving in Goodyear, Arizona very soon.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Graham Ashcraft
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Graham Ashcraft / Michael Zagaris/GettyImages

The wait is almost over, Reds Country. The Cincinnati Reds have had a prolific offseason, and in short order, the fanbase will be able to see whether or not president of baseball operations Nick Krall and the front office did enough to push this young team toward the top of the NL Central in 2024.

Spring training is just around the corner, and the Cincinnati faithful haven't been this excited in about a decade. After watching a bevy a young talent make their way to The Show in 2023, Reds fans are ready to watch those young player develop into cornerstones moving into the upcoming and season and beyond.

But before the regular season begins, pitchers and catchers must report to Goodyear, Arizona. Reds fans are eager to see how some of the young hurlers have improved over the offseason, and can't wait to get a glimpse of the free agent signees who will call Great American Ball Park home in 2024.

So when do pitchers and catchers report for the Reds?

According to MLB.com, Reds pitchers and catchers report to the team's spring training complex in Goodyear for their first workout on Wednesday, February 14th. That's right, Cincinnati's love of baseball will be on full display this Valentine's Day when Hunter Greene, Graham Ashcraft, Tyler Stephenson, and others descend upon Arizona.

Full squad workouts will begin the following week on Monday, February 19th. The Reds' newest addition, Jeimer Candelario should be in attendance for the team's first on-field instructs, and last year's rookies Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, and Matt McLain will be there as well.

Is health the biggest concern for the Reds in spring training?

For the first time since 2021, the roster has more than enough talent to compete for the National League Central Division crown. The same could not be said in 2022 or 2023, but some fast-rising talent and free agent spending have opened the Reds' window for contention about a year ahead of schedule.

However, how healthy is the team ahead of spring workouts? The aforementioned duo of McLain and Marte are coming off injuries, and the Reds' pitching staff was plagued by the injury bug last season. Is Nick Lodolo full-go? Is Graham Ashcraft back to 100-percent? How healthy is free agent starter Frankie Montas? Those will be the biggest concerns once the Reds arrive to Arizona next month.

Reds fans won't have to wait much longer to find out the answers to those questions and more once pitchers and catchers report to spring training.