Major League Baseball isn’t here yet, but Grapefruit League action is.
The Orioles will play their first spring training exhibition game Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. The game starts at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and WJZ (105.7 FM).
The game will be replayed on MASN at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Mike Wright Jr. will start for the Orioles against the Rays’ split squad, with Chris Lee, Jeff Ferrell, Joely Rodríguez, Donnie Hart, Jimmy Yacabonis and Pedro Araujo also expected to pitch.