The Miami Marlins won’t be playing at home Opening Day in 2017, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.
MLB released 2017 schedules, and the Marlins won’t play their first game at Marlins Park until April 11.
Miami will notably host the Astros and Athletics, and don’t forget the All-Star Game will be held at Marlins Park.
After remaining competitive for most of this season, the Marlins could start focusing their roster entering 2017. It doesn’t seem things will get easier, with several key road trips early in the season.
Barring a trade, Jose Fernandez will almost certainly take the mound for the Marlins on Opening Day, but again, it will be on the road.
Here is the complete home schedule:
Marlins 2017 home schedule pic.twitter.com/XbdAwXxm54— Scott Gelman (@Gelman_Scott) September 15, 2016
Maintaining success within the National League East has been a challenge for the Marlins, but perhaps that changes next season. The Braves, Mets, Nationals and Phillies could have competitive offseasons, though.