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Spring training games begin in Palm Beach County

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Josh Butler throws during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

After months of negotiations between team leaders and the players association, baseball is officially back! The lockout was one of the longest in the sport’s history. Last week, team leaders voted unanimously to approve a new labor deal with the players association.

The MLB spring training games are back in South Florida, and are set to begin Friday March 18th.

The Houston Astros are playing the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter at 1:05 p.m. Friday.

Also on Friday evening, the Washington Nationals will take on the Miami Marlins. That game will take place at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach at 6:05 p.m.

The teams are set to play a full 162-game schedule.

MLB Opening Day is set for April 7.