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