Orioles announce 2014 spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2014 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens Friday, February 28 with a 1:05 p.m. game in Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles' home opener will be Saturday, March 1 at 1:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays. 2014 marks the fifth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the fourth in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Baltimore will face eight different opponents during their 15-game home Grapefruit League campaign. The O's will host the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays three times each and the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies twice each. The Orioles will square off with the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays once each at Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles will play 15 games on the road during the 2014 Grapefruit League schedule. They will make three trips to play the Rays, Red Sox and Twins, two trips to play the Pirates and Yankees and one trip to play the Blue Jays and Phillies.

Fans interested in season plans 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 15 of the Orioles' Grapefruit League Games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale January 25, 2014.

Here is the spring training schedule for 2014:

Feb. 28 - at Tampa Bay - Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m.
March 1 - vs. Toronto, 1:05 p.m.
March 2 - at Boston - Fort Myers, 1:35 p.m.
March 3 - vs. Minnesota (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 4 - at New York Yankees - Tampa, 1:05 p.m.
Match 5 - at Minnesota - Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.
March 6 - vs. Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m.
March 7 - vs. Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.
March 8 - (ss) at Boston - Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.; (ss) vs. Boston, 7:05 p.m.
March 9 - vs. Pittsburgh (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 10 - at Pittsburgh - Bradenton, 1:05 p.m.
March 11 - vs. Boston (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 12 - vs. Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.
March 13 - at New York Yankees (ss) - Tampa, 1:05 p.m.
March 14 - at Minnesota (ss) - Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.
March 15 - vs. New York Yankees (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 16 - at Toronto - Dunedin, 1:05 p.m.
March 17 - (ss) at Philadelphia - Clearwater, 1:05 p.m.; (ss) vs. Minnesota, 7:05 p.m.
March 18 - Off
March 19 - vs. Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m.
March 20 - at Pittsburgh - Bradenton, 1:05 p.m.
March 21 - vs. Atlanta (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 22 - at Tampa Bay - Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m.
March 23 - vs. Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m.
March 24 - vs. Boston, 1:05 p.m.
March 25 - at Minnesota - Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.
March 26 - (ss) at Tampa Bay - Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m.; (ss) at Boston - Fort Myers, 7:10 p.m.
March 27 - vs. Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.