The Orioles today announced their 2013 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens February 23 with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium.  2013 marks the fourth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the third in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium. 

Baltimore will face eight different opponents during the 2013 Grapefruit League campaign.  The O’s will host the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates three times each and the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays two times each, with the New York Mets also making one visit to Sarasota.  In preparation for this year’s World Baseball Classic, Team Brazil will come to Sarasota to play the Orioles, rounding out the 18-game home schedule.

The Orioles will play 16 games on the road during the 2012 Grapefruit League schedule. They will make four trips to play the Pirates, three trips to play the Blue Jays and Twins, two trips to play the Rays and Red Sox and one trip to play the Yankees and Phillies.

Fans interested in season plans, five-game flex packs 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 or call 1-800-892-7687.

Single game tickets for all 18 of the Orioles’ Grapefruit League Games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on-sale January 26, 2013. Pitchers and catchers will report to Sarasota February 12 and position players will report on February 15.



Day                  Date                    Opponent                             Location       Time

Saturday          February 23      Minnesota Twins                Sarasota     1:05

Sunday             February 24        at Toronto Blue Jays (ss)  Dunedin       1:05

Monday            February 25        New York Yankees            Sarasota      1:05

Tuesday           February 26         at Pittsburgh Pirates          Bradenton    1:05

Wednesday     February 27        at New York Yankees      Tampa Bay      1:05

                                                          Boston Red Sox               Sarasota        7:05

Thursday          February 28        at Minnesota Twins            Ft. Myers        1:05

Friday                March 1               Pittsburgh Pirates (ss)    Sarasota      1:05

Saturday           March 2                at Tampa Bay Rays         Port Charlotte  1:05

Sunday             March 3               Philadelphia Phillies (ss)   Sarasota     1:05

Monday             March 4                                  OFF DAY                                                         –                                                                      –

Tuesday            March 5                at Toronto Blue Jays          Dunedin         1:05

Wednesday      March 6               Brazil (WBC)                     Sarasota         1:05

Thursday          March 7                Toronto Blue Jays           Sarasota         1:05

Friday                March 8                 at Pittsburgh Pirates       Bradenton         7:05

Saturday           March 9                  at Boston Red Sox            Ft. Myers         7:05

Sunday            March 10            Pittsburgh Pirates (ss)      Sarasota        1:05

Monday            March 11                 at Pittsburgh Pirates        Bradenton       1:05

Tuesday           March 12                                OFF DAY                                                         –                                                                      –

Wednesday     March 13              at Minnesota Twins              Ft. Myers        7:05

Thursday         March 14              Tampa Bay Rays                 Sarasota       1:05

Friday               March 15             Boston Red Sox (ss)            Sarasota      1:05

Saturday          March 16            at Toronto Blue Jays                Dunedin        1:05

Sunday            March 17            Minnesota Twins                    Sarasota       1:05

                                                   at Philadelphia Phillies              Clearwater     1:05

Monday           March 18                                OFF DAY                                                         –                                                                      –

Tuesday          March 19            at Boston Red Sox                    Ft. Myers         1:35

Wednesday    March 20           Toronto Blue Jays                    Sarasota       1:05

Thursday         March 21           Pittsburgh Pirates                   Sarasota        7:05

Friday                March 22            at Tampa Bay Rays (ss)        Port Charlotte  1:05

Saturday          March 23          Philadelphia Phillies                 Sarasota       1:05

Sunday            March 24               at Pittsburgh Pirates               Bradenton     1:05

Monday           March 25             Boston Red Sox                       Sarasota       1:05

Tuesday          March 26              at Minnesota Twins                Ft. Myers           1:05

Wednesday    March 27            New York Yankees                  Sarasota         7:05

Thursday         March 28                     Tampa Bay Rays             Sarasota         7:05

Friday               March 29                                OFF DAY                                                         –                                                                      –

Saturday          March 30                     New York Mets                Sarasota        12:05