NEW YORK – The Orioles released next season's spring training schedule Tuesday, and they will open their Grapefruit League schedule March 3 against the Tigers on the road in Lakeland, Fla., then play their home opener the next day against Detroit at Ed Smith Stadium.
The Orioles will play 16 home games in Sarasota, including three games each against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Blue Jays and two games against the Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Orioles will end their Grapefruit League schedule against the Atlanta Braves on April 4 in Orlando. The Orioles open the regular season April 6 at Tampa Bay.
They will log some mileage this spring, making three trips to Dunedin, two trips each to Lakeland and Orlando and one to the state's East Coast to play the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter.
The schedule includes two split-site, split-squad games. On March 5, they will play the Rays in Port Charlotte at 1:05 p.m. and host the Blue Jays in Sarasota at 7:05 p.m. On March 29, they will host the Twins at home and play the Blue Jays in Dunedin, with both games at 1:05 p.m.
All but three home games are 1:05 p.m. starts. Other than the split-squad nightcap March 5, the Orioles will host the Pirates on April 1 at 7:05 p.m. and the Braves on April 3 at 6:05 p.m
Fans can call (941) 893-6300 for more information on spring training season-ticket plans or other spring ticket information. Also, call (941) 893-6348 for details on suite rentals or pregame party facilities.
Date Opponent Location Time March 3 at Detroit Tigers Lakeland 1:05 March 4 Detroit Tigers Sarasota 1:05 March 5 at Tampa Bay Rays Port Charlotte 1:05 Toronto Blue Jays Sarasota 7:05 March 6 at Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 March 7 Boston Red Sox (ss) Sarasota 1:05 March 8 at Minnesota Twins Ft. Myers 1:05 March 9 Philadelphia Phillies Sarasota 1:05 March 10 New York Yankees Sarasota 1:05 March 11 Toronto Blue Jays Sarasota 1:05 March 12 at St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter 1:05 March 13 at Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 March 14 Tampa Bay Rays Sarasota 1:05 March 15 at Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 1:05 March 16 at Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05 March 17 Minnesota Twins Sarasota 1:05 March 18 at Minnesota Twins Ft. Myers 1:05 March 19 Pittsburgh Pirates Sarasota 1:05 March 20 at Boston Red Sox Ft. Myers 1:05 March 21 at Minnesota Twins (ss) Ft. Myers 1:05 March 22 St. Louis Cardinals Sarasota 1:05 March 23 OFF March 24 at Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 1:05 March 25 Toronto Blue Jays Sarasota 1:05 March 26 at Detroit Tigers Lakeland 1:05 March 27 Tampa Bay Rays Sarasota 1:05 March 28 at New York Yankees Tampa 1:05 March 29 Minnesota Twins Sarasota 1:05 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 March 30 at Tampa Bay Rays Port Charlotte 1:05 March 31 Tampa Bay Rays (ss) Sarasota 1:05 April 1 Pittsburgh Pirates Sarasota 7:05 April 2 at Atlanta Braves Orlando 6:05 April 3 Atlanta Braves Sarasota 6:05 April 4 at Atlanta Braves Orlando 3:05