Orioles announce spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2013 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens February 23 with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. 2013 marks the fourth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the third in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Baltimore will face eight different opponents during the 2013 Grapefruit League campaign. The O's will host the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates three times each and the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays two times each, with the New York Mets also making one visit to Sarasota. In preparation for this year's World Baseball Classic, Team Brazil will come to Sarasota to play the Orioles, rounding out the 18-game home schedule.

The Orioles will play 16 games on the road during the 2012 Grapefruit League schedule. They will make four trips to play the Pirates, three trips to play the Blue Jays and Twins, two trips to play the Rays and Red Sox and one trip to play the Yankees and Phillies.

Fans interested in season plans, five-game flex packs or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may call the Orioles spring training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300.

The Orioles are also offering the official Spring Training Travel Package that includes hotel accommodations, rental car, game tickets, optional airfare through Southwest Airlines and other amenities. For more information or to order travel packages, fans should visit www.orioles.com/springtravel or call 1-800-892-7687.

Single game tickets for all 18 of the Orioles' Grapefruit League Games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on-sale January 26, 2013. Pitchers and catchers will report to Sarasota February 12 and position players will report on February 15.

Day                    Date                   Opponent             Location         Time
Saturday           Feb 23      Minnesota Twins          Sarasota          1:05
Sunday             Feb 24      at Toronto (ss)               Dunedin           1:05
Monday             Feb 25      New York Yankees       Sarasota          1:05
Tuesday           Feb 26      at Pittsburgh Pirates    Bradenton        1:05
Wednesday     Feb 27      at New York Yankees   Tampa Bay       1:05
                                             Boston Red Sox             Sarasota           7:05
Thursday         Feb 28      at Minnesota Twins        Ft. Myers           1:05
Friday               March 1     Pittsburgh (ss)               Sarasota           1:05
Saturday          March 2     at Tampa Bay                 Port Charlotte   1:05
Sunday            March 3      Philadelphia (ss)           Sarasota           1:05
Monday            March 4         OFF DAY    -    -
Tuesday          March 5       at Toronto                       Dunedin            1:05
Wednesday    March 6       Brazil (WBC)                  Sarasota           1:05
Thursday         March 7       Toronto Blue Jays         Sarasota           1:05
Friday               March 8        at Pittsburgh                  Bradenton         7:05
Saturday          March 9        at Boston Red Sox       Ft. Myers            7:05
Sunday            March 10      Pittsburgh (ss)              Sarasota            1:05
Monday            March 11      at Pittsburgh                  Bradenton          1:05
Tuesday          March 12        OFF DAY    -    -
Wednesday    March 13       at Minnesota                  Ft. Myers             7:05
Thursday         March 14       Tampa Bay Rays           Sarasota            1:05
Friday               March 15       Boston Red Sox (ss)    Sarasota            1:05
Saturday          March 16       at Toronto Blue Jays      Dunedin             1:05
Sunday            March 17       Minnesota Twins            Sarasota             1:05
                                                 at Philadelphia                Clearwater          1:05
Monday            March 18         OFF DAY    -    -
Tuesday          March 19        at Boston Red Sox         Ft. Myers             1:35
Wednesday    March 20        Toronto Blue Jays           Sarasota             1:05
Thursday         March 21       Pittsburgh Pirates            Sarasota             7:05
Friday               March 22       at Tampa Bay                    Port Charlotte     1:05
Saturday          March 23       Philadelphia Phillies       Sarasota             1:05
Sunday            March 24       at Pittsburgh Pirates        Bradenton          1:05
Monday            March 25       Boston Red Sox                Sarasota             1:05
Tuesday          March 26       at Minnesota Twins           Ft. Myers              1:05
Wednesday    March 27       New York Yankees            Sarasota              7:05
Thursday         March 28       Tampa Bay Rays               Sarasota              7:05
Friday               March 29         OFF DAY    -    -
Saturday          March 30       New York Mets                   Sarasota            

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