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.