Club releases its 2010 spring training schedule

December 03, 2009|By Sports Digest

The Orioles on Tuesday announced their 2010 spring training schedule, which will open March 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. After 14 years in Fort Lauderdale, the club is training in Sarasota for the first time since 1995 and will play 16 home games in 2010 at its new spring facility. The team's first workout for pitchers and catchers is Feb. 18, and the first full-squad workout will be Feb. 23. All workouts before the start of exhibition games are free and open to the public. The Orioles will host 10 opponents at Ed Smith Stadium, including the Boston Red Sox three times; the Rays, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates twice each; and the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays once. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for Ed Smith Stadium at orioles.com, by calling 888-329-3365 or through the Orioles' box office in Sarasota (in person or by fax or mail). Multigame, season or group ticket plans can be purchased by calling 941-954-4101. The Orioles will conclude the exhibition season April 3 against the Mets in Sarasota. The team will hold a final workout April 4 in Sarasota before breaking camp. They will hold a workout April 5 at Tropicana Field before the regular-season opener against the Rays on April 6. For full schedule, see Scoreboard.

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