Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule Announced; Smokies Voice Gillispie To Call 23 Contests

The Chicago Cubs recently announced their Spring Training broadcast schedule, with Tennessee Smokies Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie once again joining Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper to call 23 contests on The broadcasts will be available for free on the site, with the first broadcast and Cactus League game on February 27 in the Cubs’ brand-new complex in Mesa, Arizona.

2014 marks the fourth consecutive year Gillispie, who has called Smokies games since the 2007 campaign, will broadcast Cubs Spring Training contests.

“On a snowy and cold day like this, it’s great to know baseball is so close to starting,” said Gillispie.

Games from Feburary 27 through March 8 begin at 3:05 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted, while contests from March 9 will start at 4:05 p.m. ET, unless otherwise noted. Below is the entire broadcast schedule:

Date Opponent Site Broadcast
Thursday, February 27 Arizona Diamondbacks Mesa WGN TV, CUBS.COM
Friday, February 28 Los Angeles Angels Tempe WGN Radio
Saturday, March 1 San Francisco Giants (ss) Mesa CUBS.COM
Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) Scottsdale (7:10 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Sunday, March 2 Kansas City Royals Mesa WGN Radio
Monday, March 3 Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale WGN Radio
Tuesday, March 4 Oakland Athletics Mesa CUBS.COM
Wednesday, March 5 Colorado Rockies Mesa CUBS.COM
Thursday, March 6 Cleveland Indians Goodyear CUBS.COM
Friday, March 7 Cleveland Indians Mesa CUBS.COM
Los Angeles Angels Tempe
Saturday, March 8 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear CUBS.COM
Sunday, March 9 Milwaukee Brewers Mesa CUBS.COM
Monday, March 10 San Francisco Giants Scottsdale CUBS.COM
Tuesday, March 11 Colorado Rockies Mesa CUBS.COM
Wednesday, March 12 Seattle Mariners Peoria (7:05 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Thursday, March 13 Off Day
Friday, March 14 Los Angeles Dodgers Mesa CUBS.COM
Saturday, March 15 Kansas City Royals (ss) Surprise WGN Radio
New York Mets (ss) Las Vegas WGN TV
Sunday, March 16 Cleveland Indians (ss) Mesa CSN, CUBS.COM
New York Mets (ss) Las Vegas
Monday, March 17 Los Angeles Angels (ss) Mesa CSN, CUBS.COM
Oakland Athletics (ss) Phoenix
Tuesday, March 18 Texas Rangers Surprise (7:05 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Wednesday, March 19 Colorado Rockies Scottsdale (6:40 p.m.) CUBS.COM
Thursday, March 20 Seattle Mariners Mesa CSN, CUBS.COM
Friday, March 21 Chicago White Sox Glendale CUBS.COM
Saturday, March 22 Cincinnati Reds Mesa WGN TV, WGN Radio
Sunday, March 23 Oakland Athletics Phoenix WGN TV, CUBS.COM
Monday, March 24 San Diego Padres Mesa (7:05 p.m.) WGN Radio
Tuesday, March 25 Los Angeles Angels (ss) Mesa CSN, CUBS.COM
San Diego Padres (ss) Peoria (7:05 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 26 Arizona Diamondbacks Scottsdale CUBS.COM
Thursday, March 27 Chicago White Sox Mesa (12:05 p.m.) WGN Radio
Friday, March 28 Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field (6:40 p.m.) CSN, CUBS.COM
Saturday, March 29 Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field (1:10 p.m.) CSN, WGN Radio

“The broadcasts are going to be so much fun this year because of all the Cubs prospects with MLB camp invites,” added Gillispie. “So many former, future and current Smokies are on the roster. Tennessee will be well represented.”

Among those former Smokies are seven members of the 2013 Smokies who received invites from the Cubs as non-roster invitees. Right-handed pitchers Marcus Hatley, Kyle Hendricks, Armando Rivero and Brian Schlitter, left-handed hurler Eric Jokisch, catcher Rafael Lopez and infielder Javier Baez were among 24 total non-roster players that have been invited to the Cubs’ Big League camp.

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