Padres to start 2021 season with division matchups at home

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 16:54:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego Padres released their 2021 season schedule on Thursday, starting off with a few division face-offs at home.

The Padres will begin the season at Petco Park on April 1 against the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three-game series, followed by another three-game series versus the San Francisco Giants.

Then, the team hits the road for a three-game series with the Texas Rangers and a four-game meetup with the Pittsburgh Pirates, before returning to San Diego for three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

See the team's 2021 season calendar below:

The 2021 marks perhaps the most anticipated season for the Friars in recent memory, after losing in the National League Division Series last season to Los Angeles.

The offseason has been filled with several high-profile moves by the Pads, including the additions of NL Cy Young runner-up Yu Darvish, World Series pitcher Blake Snell, and South Korean slugger Kim Ha-seong among others.

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The newcomers join the team's already established talents in Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Eric Hosmer, Dinelson Lamet, Jake Cronenworth, Wil Myers, and Jurickson Profar.

The team's first workout will be later this month in Peoria, Ariz. It's not yet clear whether fans will be allowed at spring training games.