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Dodgers to televise 31 spring games on SportsNet LA

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers on Thursday announced that SportsNet LA would televise 31 spring training games, beginning with the team's Cactus League opener and ending with the Freeway Series back in California against the Angels.

With SportsNet LA unavailable to such a large portion of Los Angeles-area residents, it is important to note that there are no blackouts during spring training if one were to purchase MLB.tv, on which these TV broadcasts would be available.

Vin Scully will call four games including the Freeway Series, which means he will call one game from Arizona during spring training, the March 27 night game vs. the Giants, per J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News.

The full broadcast teams haven't yet been announced for the remaining spring games, but the Dodgers say "most" of the games will be called by Charley Steiner, who will be joined by some combination of Orel Hershiser, Rick Monday and Kevin Kennedy.

The Dodgers open Cactus League play on Wednesday, March 4 against the White Sox at 12:05 p.m. PT. That game will be televised, and while the full schedule hasn't been fully announced I've been informed there will essentially be one live televised game per day.

The one exception is March 24, the Dodgers' lone off day this spring. The Dodgers have four split squad dates on the spring schedule, including March 20-21 with two games in San Antonio, which won't be televised:

  • Friday, March 6: 12:05 p.m. PT vs. Mariners (on SportsNet LA), at Brewers (no TV)
  • Friday, March 20: 1:05 p.m. at Athletics (on SportsNet LA), 7:05 p.m. at Rangers (no TV)
  • Saturday, March 21: 1:05 p.m. at Rangers (no TV), at Rockies (on SportsNet LA)
  • Sunday, March 29: 1:05 p.m. vs. Mariners (no TV), at Giants (on SportsNet LA)

The Dodgers end their spring exhibition schedule against the Angels in the Freeway Series, April 2-3 in Anaheim and April 4 at Dodger Stadium.