Spring training is just around the corner as the Boston Red Sox have released their 2013 Spring Training Schedule.
Here's the release:
The Boston Red Sox today announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule, which features 38 games, including 35 against Major League opponents. The Red Sox will host 20 games at their Spring Training home, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, in the second season of the state-of-the-art complex in Lee County, FL. Tickets for Spring Training games at JetBlue Park will go on sale Saturday, December 8, at 10 a.m.
Tickets will remain at 2012 prices and can be purchased at the JetBlue Park box office, online at redsox.com, or by phone at 888-REDSOX6. Fans who require ADA accessible seating may call 877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644.
The Red Sox will open their Spring Training slate on Thursday, February 21, with a single-admission doubleheader against the Northeastern University Huskies and the Boston College Eagles. The first game begins at 1:35 p.m.
The Red Sox launch their Grapefruit League schedule at home on Saturday, February 23, at 1:35 p.m. against the Rays, the first of six spring match-ups with their division foe. They host Tampa Bay twice more, including St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17, at 1:35 p.m. Boston plays at home against the New York Yankees on Sunday, March 3, at 1:35 p.m. and plays them in Tampa, Wednesday, March 20, at 1:05 p.m. Additional division matchups include five tilts with the Orioles and three with the Blue Jays.
The Red Sox are scheduled to face their cross-town rival Minnesota Twins a total of eight times, with four contests each at JetBlue Park and Hammond Stadium. Boston has eight scheduled night games this spring, including seven at home.
Additionally, with the third World Baseball Classic taking place in March, the Red Sox will host Team Puerto Rico at JetBlue Park in an exhibition game on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for this special game will be available at half-price.
Prior to the start of the exhibition season, the Red Sox will hold workouts at the organization's Player Development Complex at Fenway South. The first workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, and the first full squad workout is set for Friday, February 15. All workouts are open to the public, free of charge.
All dates and times are subject to change.
2013 Boston Red Sox Spring Training schedule
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