The Isotopes will open their season on the road on April 3 at Tacoma (Mariners) for four games, followed by four games at Reno (Diamondbacks). They will then open at home April 11, also against Tacoma, to start an eight-game homestand that will also feature the arrival of the new El Paso (Padres) franchise.
Due to the Tucson Padres relocating to El Paso, the Pacific Coast League was realigned significantly for the 2014 season.
The Isotopes have moved from the American Southern Division to the Pacific Southern Division, where they will compete with El Paso, Las Vegas (Mets) and Salt Lake (Angels).
In turn, Albuquerque will also now play 16 games a year against the teams in the Pacific Northern Division, which now includes Fresno (Giants), Sacramento (A's), Reno and Tacoma.
That also means the Isotopes will now only play the teams of the American Southern Division once in Albuquerque, while traveling to the four teams in the American Northern Division. The Southern will now include old rivals Round Rock (Rangers), New Orleans (Marlins), Memphis (Cardinals) and Nashville (Brewers), while the Northern will feature Oklahoma City (Astros), Colorado Springs (Rockies), Iowa (Cubs) and Omaha (Royals).
The Isotopes' home schedule will include a monster 12-game homestand from April 28-May 9 against Salt Lake, Fresno and Sacramento. The Isotopes will also be home for Memorial Day on May 26 against Reno, Father's Day on June 15 against New Orleans, on July 4 against Reno and the season finale on Labor Day, Sept. 1, against Las Vegas.
Fans wishing to see the Isotopes play in El Paso's new downtown ballpark can head south for two series, May 10-13 and June 30-July 3.
- Rosters are beginning to emerge for various Caribbean winter leagues, with a handful of recent and past Isotopes participating. In the Mexican Pacific League, Isotopes manager Lorenzo Bundy will run the show at Navojoa. Outfielder Matt Angle will suit up for Culiacan alongside former Isotope infielder Luis Cruz.
- In Venezuela, right-hander Red Patterson and future Isotopes outfielder Joc Pederson will both play for the Cardenales de Lara. Pederson is one of the Dodgers' top prospects and played last season at Double-A Chattanooga. First baseman Eliezer Alfonzo will play for the Navegantes de Magallanes.
- The Dominican and Puerto Rican leagues have not released their rosters yet.