Gulf Coast League Orioles open 2013 season Saturday in Sarasota

The Orioles Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2013 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. vs. the GCL Rays. The GCL, which includes 14 teams in Florida, gives recently drafted or signed players their first experience in professional baseball.

The Orioles GCL home games, which run through August, are open to the public at no cost. Parking also is free and located in the east lot. Game times and location are subject to change without notice. A link to the season schedule is available online at