The Orioles today announced their 2022 Grapefruit League schedule, which is slated to begin Saturday, February 26, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the New York Yankees. The club’s 2022 spring schedule features 16 home games, including eight weekend games.
The Orioles will face nine different opponents during Grapefruit League play, with 13 of the club’s 32 games against American League East divisional rivals - Boston Red Sox (4 games; 2 at home), New York Yankees (3 games; 1 at home), Tampa Bay Rays (4 games; 2 at home), and Toronto Blue Jays (2 games; 1 at home).
The O’s will play a spring-high five games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, three of which will be at Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles will also host the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Minnesota Twins during their 2022 Spring Training slate.
The team’s 16-game road schedule features two games apiece at the home ballparks of the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays, Twins, Braves, Phillies, and Pirates. The Orioles will also travel to the Blue Jays and Tigers for one game each.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Ed Smith Stadium on February 15, while the full-squad report date is set for February 20. The 2022 season will mark the Orioles’ 13th Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 12th season at the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.
In the 12 years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training operations to Sarasota, more than one million fans have enjoyed Orioles baseball at Ed Smith Stadium. In addition, the Orioles host a myriad of special events throughout the year - from youth sports tournaments, arts and entertainment programs, and charitable activations - helping to generate more than $511 million in economic impact on the state of Florida since 2015. For more information on the Orioles’ impact in Sarasota, please visit Orioles.com/Sarasota.