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spring training

noun
1.
a program of physical exercise, practice, and exhibition games followed by a baseball team in the late winter and early spring, before the start of the regular season.
2.
the period during which such a program takes place, usually from the beginning of March until the middle of April.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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Examples for spring training
  • So far all the guys who are competing for the job are having a good spring training.
  • Scouts had been whispering throughout spring training that he could no longer catch up with a big-league fastball.
  • For baseball fans who have suffered through a harsh winter, spring training couldn't have arrived soon enough.
  • But pitchers don't throw bullpens every day, and of course only pitch live every few days in spring training.
  • The good news is that he's expected to be fully recovered by the start of spring training.
  • It's not clear whether he's been given a spring training invite.
  • It's not clear if he'll receive a spring training invite.
  • There's no word on whether he'll receive an invitation to spring training.
  • It's not clear if he'll be getting a spring training invite.
  • It's not clear whether he'll receive an invitation to spring training.

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