Nats release 2013 spring training schedule

Start planning your vacations, folks.

The Nationals have released their full 32-game 2013 spring training schedule today, featuring 15 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla.

The Nats open their Grapefruit League schedule against the Mets on Feb. 23 in Port St. Lucie and will wrap up spring training with a March 28 home game against the Mets.

The first home game on the Nationals’ 2013 spring schedule will come Feb. 24 against the Marlins.

No report date has been announced for players at this point, but it will be earlier than usual due to this year’s World Baseball Classic.

The Nats will host the Cardinals, the team that knocked them out of the 2012 postseason, twice. They’ll play the Cards in Viera on March 3 and March 8.

Davey Johnson’s team will also host the American League champion Tigers on March 18.

Spring training season tickets will be available beginning Monday at 10 a.m. at Individual tickets for home games will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Space Coast Stadium box office. You can also visit or call 888-632-NATS (6287).

Below is the Nationals’ full spring training schedule, with game times to be announced at a later date.

Feb. 23: Nats at Mets (Port St. Lucie)
Feb. 24: Marlins at Nats
Feb. 25: Nats at Mets (Port St. Lucie)
Feb. 26: Nats at Braves (Lake Buena Vista)
Feb. 27: Marlins at Nats
Feb. 28: Mets at Nats
March 1: Nats at Braves (Lake Buena Vista, night game)
March 2: Nats at Cardinals (Jupiter)
March 3: Cardinals at Nats
March 4: OFF DAY
March 5: Astros at Nats
March 6: Nats at Phillies (Clearwater)
March 7: Nats at Astros (Kissimmee)
March 8: Cardinals at Nats
March 9: Marlins at Nats
March 10: Nats at Tigers (Lakeland)
March 11: Braves at Nats
March 12: OFF DAY
March 13: Split squad - Mets at Nats, Nats at Astros (Kissimmee)
March 14: Astros at Nats
March 15: Nats at Cardinals (Jupiter)
March 16: Astros at Nats
March 17: Nats at Tigers (Lakeland)
March 18: Tigers at Nats
March 19: OFF DAY
March 20: Nats at Marlins (Jupiter)
March 21: Nats at Braves (Lake Buena Vista)
March 22: Tigers at Nats
March 23: Nats at Mets (Port St. Lucie)
March 24: Braves at Nats
March 25: Nats at Astros (Kissimmee)
March 26: Nats at Marlins (Jupiter)
March 27: Nats at Cardinals (Jupiter)
March 28: Mets at Nats

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