Orioles announce 2017 spring training schedule

October 24, 2016 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE

The Orioles announced Monday their 2017 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens Friday, February 24, with an away game in Lakeland, Fla. against the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles will play their home opener two days later on Sunday, February 26, with a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. The club’s Grapefruit League season will conclude at Ed Smith Stadium with the club’s Spring Training finale on Thursday, March 30, against the Tigers.

The 2017 season marks the eighth consecutive Spring Training season for the Orioles in Sarasota and the seventh at renovated Ed Smith Stadium. Last January, Ed Smith Stadium was named the 2015 Sports Turf Managers Association “Field of the Year” for professional baseball, considered the highest honor in the industry.

Baltimore will face eight different Major League opponents during its 17-game home schedule. The Orioles will play the Philadelphia Phillies three times at Ed Smith Stadium and the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays twice each. The Orioles will also square off against the division-rival New York Yankees once in Sarasota on Monday, February 27.

Additionally, as part of the World Baseball Classic exhibition schedule, the Orioles will host the defending champion Dominican Republic team on Tuesday, March 7. In 2013, the Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico to claim the World Baseball Classic crown with a roster featuring several of the Major League’s biggest stars.

The Orioles will play 17 road games during the Spring Training season, including four trips to play the Pirates; two trips to play the Rays, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, and Yankees; and one trip to play the Blue Jays, Braves, and Phillies.

Single game tickets for all 17 games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Fans interested in Season Plans, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300. Fans interested in suite rentals or pregame party facilities should call 941-893-6317. Visit www.orioles.com/spring for more information regarding Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES 2017 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

(opponents, locations, dates, and game times subject to change)

 

Day                   Date                       Opponent                                  Location                       Time

Friday                      February 24                     at Detroit Tigers                                      Lakeland

Saturday                  February 25                     at Pittsburgh Pirates (ss)                        Bradenton

Sunday                    February 26                     Pittsburgh Pirates                                  Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Monday                   February 27                     New York Yankees                                  Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Tuesday                   February 28                     at Philadelphia Phillies                          Clearwater

Wednesday             March 1                           Boston Red Sox                                       Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Thursday                  March 2                           Minnesota Twins                                     Sarasota                          7:05 p.m.

at New York Yankees                              Tampa

Friday                      March 3                           at Pittsburgh Pirates                              Bradenton

Saturday                  March 4                           at Tampa Bay Rays                                 Port Charlotte

Sunday                    March 5                           Philadelphia Phillies (ss)                        Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Monday                   March 6                           at Detroit Tigers                                      Lakeland

Tuesday                   March 7                           Dominican Republic (WBC)                     Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Wednesday             March 8                           Toronto Blue Jays                                    Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Thursday                  March 9                           OFF DAY

Friday                      March 10                         at Boston Red Sox                                  Ft. Myers

Saturday                  March 11                         Pittsburgh Pirates                                  Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Sunday                    March 12                         at Minnesota Twins (ss)                          Ft. Myers

Monday                   March 13                         Philadelphia Phillies                               Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Tuesday                   March 14                         Tampa Bay Rays (ss)                               Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Wednesday             March 15                         at Pittsburgh Pirates                              Bradenton

Thursday                  March 16                         Philadelphia Phillies                               Sarasota                          7:05 p.m.

Friday                      March 17                         at Pittsburgh Pirates                              Bradenton

Saturday                  March 18                         at New York Yankees                              Tampa

Sunday                    March 19                         Detroit Tigers                                          Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Monday                   March 20                         at Boston Red Sox                                  Ft. Myers

Tuesday                   March 21                         Toronto Blue Jays                                    Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Wednesday             March 22                         Tampa Bay Rays                                     Sarasota                          7:05 p.m.

Thursday                  March 23                         OFF DAY

Friday                      March 24                         at Minnesota Twins                                 Ft. Myers

Saturday                  March 25                         Minnesota Twins                                     Sarasota                          7:05 p.m.

Sunday                    March 26                         at Toronto Blue Jays (ss)                         Dunedin

Monday                   March 27                         Boston Red Sox                                       Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.

Tuesday                   March 28                         at Atlanta Braves                                    Lake Buena Vista

Wednesday             March 29                         at Tampa Bay Rays                                 Port Charlotte

Thursday                  March 30                         Detroit Tigers                                          Sarasota                          1:05 p.m.