Os announce spring schedule

The Orioles have 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.

Here’s the full schedule…

BALTIMORE ORIOLES 2013 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

DATE                 OPPONENT              LOCATION                  TIME (PM)

February 23       Minnesota Twins       Sarasota                                 1:05

February 24       at Toronto  (ss)          Dunedin                                 1:05

February 25       New York                    Sarasota                                 1:05

February 26       at Pittsburgh              Bradenton                              1:05

February 27       at New York                Tampa                                    1:05

Boston                 Sarasota                      7:05

February 28       at Minnesota             Ft. Myers                                1:05

March 1               Pittsburgh (ss)          Sarasota                                  1:05

March 2              at Tampa Bay            Port Charlotte                        1:05

March 3              Philadelphia (ss)      Sarasota                                   1:05

March 5               at Toronto                Dunedin                                   1:05

March 6              Brazil (WBC)            Sarasota                                   1:05

March 7               Toronto                    Sarasota                                   1:05

March 8               at Pittsburgh          Bradenton                                7:05

March 9                at Boston                Ft. Myers                                 7:05

March 10              Pirates (ss)             Sarasota                                  1:05

March 11               at Pittsburgh         Bradenton                              1:05

March 13              at Minnesota          Ft. Myers                               7:05

March 14              Tampa Bay             Sarasota                                 1:05

March 15              Boston  (ss)            Sarasota                                 1:05

March 16              at Toronto              Dunedin                                1:05

March 17              Minnesota              Sarasota                                 1:05

at Philadelphia    Clearwater             1:05

March 19             at Boston                 Ft. Myers                               1:35

March 20             Toronto                   Sarasota                                1:05

March 21              Pittsburgh              Sarasota                                7:05

March 22             at Tampa (ss)        Port Charlotte                       1:05

March 23             Philadelphia          Sarasota                                 1:05

March 24             at Pittsburgh         Bradenton                             1:05

March 25             Boston                     Sarasota                                1:05

March 26             at Minnesota          Ft. Myers                              1:05

March 27             New York                Sarasota                                7:05

March 28             Tampa Bay             Sarasota                                7:05

March 30             New York Mets      Sarasota                                12:05

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