Astros announce Spring Training schedule

Club opens Feb. 23 against Nats at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Astros announce Spring Training schedule

HOUSTON -- The Astros will open their 2018 Spring Training schedule on Feb. 23 against the Washington Nationals at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The Astros, who began sharing the facility last year with the Nats, will serve as the home team.

The Astros will also play host to the Braves, Mets, Twins, Red Sox, Marlins and Cardinals next season in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Red Sox, who the Astros play in the American League Division Series beginning Thursday, will play Houston on March 1. The Astros and the Nationals will square off six times, three times apiece as the home team at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Game times and single-game promotions will be announced at a future time. Single game tickets for all 29 games at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will go on sale Dec. 9. Fans interested in season plans, suites and party decks or additional Spring Training ticket information can visit mlb.com/ballparkpalmbeaches.

The Astros will open the 2018 regular season on the road March 29 against American League West Division rival Texas.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.