Rockies, Diamondbacks will play Spring Training game in Mexico

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will be playing a Spring Training game in Hermosillo, Mexico on March 29th.

Hey, at least it’s not a regular season game, and at least the teams don’t need to take a flight across the Pacific!

Phoenix is only 350 miles from Hermosillo, which is much closer than Denver is to Phoenix. While nothing has been confirmed, I assume the game will take place at the Estadio Sonora, which opened in 2013. It’s an impressive looking facility, and as ESPN’s Enrique Rojas noted two years ago, it’s a replica of Salt River Fields, the Spring Training home shared by the Rockies and Diamondbacks.

Keep spreading the game internationally, Commissioner-Elect Manfred.