Orioles announce 2013 spring training schedule

The Orioles today 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.

Baltimore Orioles 2013 Spring Training Schedule:

Feb. 23 - Twins, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 24 - at Blue Jays (ss) (Dunedin), 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 25 - Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 26 - at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 27 - at Yankees, 1:05 p.m.; Red Sox, 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 28 - at Twins (Fort Myers), 1:05 p.m.
March 1 - Pirates (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 2 - at Rays (Port Charlotte), 1:05 p.m.
March 3 - Phillies (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 4 - OFF
March 5 - at Blue Jays (Dunedin), 1:05 p.m.
March 6 - Team Brazil (WBC), 1:05 p.m.
March 7 - Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
March 8 - at Pirates (Bradenton), 7:05 p.m.
March 9 - at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 7:05 p.m.
March 10 - Pirates (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 11 - at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05 p.m.
March 12 - OFF
March 13 - at Twins (Fort Myers), 7:05 p.m.
March 14 - Rays, 1:05 p.m.
March 15 - Red Sox (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 16 - at Blue Jays (Dunedin), 1:05 p.m.
March 17 - Twins, 1:05 p.m.; at Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 18 - OFF
March 19 - at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 1:35 p.m.
March 20 - Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
March 21 - Pirates, 7:05 p.m.
March 22 - at Rays (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 23 - Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 24 - at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05 p.m.
March 25 - Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
March 26 - at Twins (Fort Myers), 1:05 p.m.
March 27 - Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
March 28 - Rays, 7:05 p.m.
March 29 - OFF
March 30 - Mets, 12:05 p.m.