Cubs unveil finalized Spring Training schedule

Cubs unveil finalized Spring Training schedule

CHICAGO -- With temperatures in Chicago forecast for the single digits Monday, it was the perfect time for the Cubs to release their final 2015 Spring Training schedule. The Cubs will open Cactus League play on March 5 with split-squad games against the Athletics at Cubs Park and against the Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Cubs' schedule will conclude with two games at Chase Field April 3-4 against the D-backs. Chicago also will play split squad games March 13-14 in Las Vegas against Oakland at Cashman Field.

New Cubs manager Joe Maddon will get his first look at pitchers and catchers, including lefty Jon Lester, when they report Feb. 19 at the team's 1-year-old complex. Position players are scheduled to report Feb. 24, and the first full-squad workout will be the next day.

The Cubs and White Sox will meet twice, squaring off March 20 in Glendale and again March 27 in Mesa.

Individual-game tickets for Cubs home spring games go on sale Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on Cubs.com. For season-ticket and group-ticket information, go to www.cubs.com/mesa or call 1-800-THE-CUBS.

SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Date: Opponent, Site

March 5: (ss) A's at Cubs Park; Giants in Scottsdale

March 6: Reds at Cubs Park

March 7: Rockies in Scottsdale

March 8: Rangers at Cubs Park

March 9: Padres at Cubs Park

March 10: Indians in Goodyear

March 11: Dodgers at Cubs Park

March 12: Angels in Tempe

March 13: (ss) Indians at Cubs Park; Athletics in Las Vegas (5:05 p.m. PT)

March 14: (ss) Brewers in Maryvale; Athletics in Las Vegas (12:05 p.m. PT)

March 15: Reds at Cubs Park

March 16: Padres in Peoria

March 17: Royals at Cubs Park

March 18: Dodgers in Glendale

March 19: D-backs in Scottsdale

March 20: White Sox in Glendale

March 21: Mariners at Cubs Park

March 22: Padres at Cubs Park

March 23: Off day

March 24: Athletics in Mesa

March 25: Mariners in Peoria (7:05 p.m.)

March 26: Angels at Cubs Park (4:05 p.m.)

March 27: White Sox at Cubs Park

March 28: (ss) Rockies at Cubs Park; Reds in Goodyear

March 29: Royals in Surprise

March 30: Giants at Cubs Park

March 31: Rangers in Surprise

April 1: Brewers at Cubs Park

April 2: Off-day

April 3: D-backs at Chase Field (6:40 p.m.)

April 4: D-backs at Chase Field (1:10 p.m.)

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.