While the Red Sox continue to piece together their 2013 roster, we at least know what the club’s preseason slate looks like.
The Red Sox unveiled their spring training schedule on Monday, and the action will kick off with a doubleheader against Northeastern and Boston College on Feb. 21. Boston’s first Grapefruit League game will take place on Feb. 23, when the Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays.
Red Sox pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 12, and the first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 15. The recently constructed JetBlue Park — entering its second season as the Red Sox’ spring home — will then play host to 20 games. Boston will play 38 exhibition games in total, with 35 being of the Grapefruit League variety.
The Red Sox will even host Team Puerto Rico on March 5, as this marks an offseason in which baseball fans will be treated to the World Baseball Classic.
Those fans looking to take in the action down in Fort Myers will be able to purchase tickets beginning Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the JetBlue Park box office, online at redsox.com or by calling 888-REDSOX6.
Check out some key dates and the entire Red Sox spring training schedule below.
First workout for pitchers and catchers: Feb. 12.
First full-squad workout: Feb. 15.
First exhibition games: Feb. 21 (single-admission doubleheader against Northeastern and Boston College).
First Grapefruit League game: Feb. 23 (versus Tampa Bay at Fort Myers).
Red Sox spring training schedule
Feb. 21: Doubleheader versus Northeastern/Boston College, 1:35 p.m.
Feb 22: Off day
Feb. 23: Rays, 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 24: at Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 25: Split squad at Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m.; Split squad at Toronto, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 26: Cardinals, 1:35 p.m.
Feb. 27: at Orioles, 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 28: at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 1: Pirates, 7:05 p.m.
March 2: at Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 3: Yankees, 1:35 p.m.
March 4: Rays, 1:35 p.m.
March 5: Team Puerto Rico, 7:05 p.m.
March 6: Pirates, 1:35 p.m.
March 7: at Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 8: Twins, 7:05 p.m.
March 9: Orioles, 7:05 p.m.
March 10: at Rays, 1:05 p.m.
March 11: at Marlins, 1:05 p.m.
March 12: Blue Jays, 1:35 p.m.
March 13: Off day
March 14: at Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 15: Split squad at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.; Split squad vs. Twins, 7:05 p.m.
March 16: at Rays, 1:05 p.m.
March 17: Rays, 1:35 p.m. (Red Sox will wear St. Patrick’s Day uniforms)
March 18: at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 19: Orioles, 1:35 p.m.
March 20: at Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
March 21: Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
March 22: at Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
March 23: Pirates, 1:35 p.m.
March 24: at Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 25: at Orioles, 1:05 p.m.
March 26: Off day
March 27: Marlins, 1:35 p.m.
March 28: Twins, 7:05 p.m.
March 29: at Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 30: Twins, 1:35 p.m.