Orioles release 2014 spring training schedule

The Orioles begin their 2014 Grapefruit League schedule with a Feb. 28 game against the Rays in Port Charlotte. Their home opener is March 1 against the Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.

This will be the Orioles' fifth consecutive spring in Sarasota.

No date has been announced for pitchers and catchers to report, but it's expected to be Feb. 13. Also, the Orioles most likely will play their Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk after breaking camp.

The Orioles will face eight different opponents as part of their 15-game home schedule, hosting the Red Sox and Rays three times each, and the Twins, Pirates and Phillies twice each. They will play the Braves, Yankees and Blue Jays once each at Ed Smith Stadium.

Also, the Orioles will play 15 games on the road, with three trips to face the Rays, Red Sox and Twins, two trips to face the Pirates and Yankees, and one trip to face 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 Jan. 25, 2014.

Here's the 2014 Grapefruit League schedule:

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.

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