Grapefruit League

Orioles announce home spring training schedule for 2018 at Ed Smith Stadium

Orioles announce home spring training schedule for 2018 at Ed Smith Stadium

The Orioles' spring training schedule will again feature an early start to Grapefruit League games, like last year with the World Baseball Classic, as the league moves to accommodate the earlier start to the regular season.

After pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the rest of the team will join them by Sunday, Feb. 18 with the first home Grapefruit League game on Friday, Feb. 23 at 1:05 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Rays.

That will be one of 10 home games that fall on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla.

While the midweek portion of the schedule is full of road games, the opponents of which haven't...

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