Astros announce Spring Training report dates

HOUSTON -- Astros pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Kissimmee, Fla., on Feb. 18, for the start of Spring Training and work out for the first time on Feb. 19, and the full squad is scheduled to report Feb. 22 and work out for the first time as a group on Feb. 23.

Major League Baseball on Monday released the first workout dates for all 30 clubs. The 2016 season will be the Astros' 32nd and final season training at the Osceola County Stadium complex in Kissimmee. The club, which has held Spring Training in Kissimmee since 1985, is scheduled to move to the new complex it will share with the Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla., in '17.

The Astros start the 2016 Grapefruit League season March 3 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. Houston's home opener will be March 4 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium.

Information regarding Astros Spring Training season tickets in Kissimmee is available by calling 321-697-3220. Single game tickets will go on sale Jan. 30 and will be available online at or at the Osceola County Stadium box office. For more information about single game Spring Training tickets, call 321-697-3200.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.