FSW slated to carry 31 Angels spring games

ANAHEIM -- FOX Sports West will televise a record 31 Angels spring games this year, the regional sports network announced on Thursday.

FOX Sports West will air 27 of the 30 Cactus League games, with only the road half of three split-squad games exempt. It'll then broadcast three of the four exhibition games from Southern California, on April 1 and 2 against the Dodgers and on April 3 against the Cubs. The March 31 game from Dodger Stadium will air on its sister channel, Prime Ticket.

The March 5 game against the Mariners (air time 8:30 p.m. PT) and the March 20 contest against the Rangers (3 p.m.) will be shown on tape delay.

Terry Smith, the radio play-by-play man during the regular season, will once again partner with analyst Jose Mota for in-game broadcasts from Arizona. "Angels Live" will follow with postgame recaps by Mota, Mark Gubicza and a rotation of hosts. Gubicza and play-by-play voice Victor Rojas, heading into their seventh season together, will take over in-game broadcasts when the Angels return to California.

FOX Sports West will also air an hour-long season preview on March 31 at 5:30 p.m. PT, prior to the Angels-Dodgers game.

Angels pitchers and catchers will hold their first workout on Feb. 19 and the first full-squad workout takes place Feb. 24. The Angels' Cactus League slate begins March 2, against the Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz., at 12:05 p.m. PT.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.