Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • The Heater
  • Marc Topkin

Rays complete spring training schedule

UPDATED: Single-game ticket sales start 10 a.m. Jan. 19 via raysbaseball.com, Jan. 20 at the Charlotte Sports Park box office.

Spring training will start earlier than usual for the Rays in 2018, based on a March 29 regular-season opener vs. Boston at the Trop.

Spring workouts will start Feb. 14 for pitchers and catchers at the Charlotte Sports Park, and Feb. 19 for the full squad under manager Kevin Cash.

The Rays have released their full spring schedule – with 14 games in Port Charlotte and a 15th at the Trop (March 27) – as have several other teams, so below is what we are able piece together thus far.

The Rays are accepting deposits for spring season tickets ($100 per seat), and are selling three-game packs (starting at $51), but single-game ticket sales won't begin until January 12. For more information, see raysbaseball.com/spring or call 888-FAN-RAYS.

There are now four giveaways planned: For the first 1,000 fans on Feb, 23 a Blake Snell bobblehead; for the first 500 kids on March 11 a Chris Archer emoji, on March 18 a Rays Win alarm clock, on March 25 swim goggles.

The full schedule is below, and is subject to change:
DATE OPPONENT
Feb. 23 (ss) Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
(ss) at Orioles, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 24 at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 25 at Twins, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 26 Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 27 Orioles, 1:05 p.m.
Feb. 28 at Twins (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 1 Orioles, 1:05 p.m.
March 2 Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 3 at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
March 4 at Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
March 5 OFF
March 6 Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
March 7 Orioles, 1:05 p.m.
March 8 at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
March 9 Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 10 at Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 11 Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 12 OFF
March 13 at Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
March 14 at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 15 Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 16 at Twins, 1:05 p.m.
March 17 at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
March 18 Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
March 19 at Yankees, 6:35 p.m.
March 20 at Orioles, 6:05 p.m.
March 21 Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
March 22 at Blue Jays (ss), 1:05 p.m.
March 23 (ss) Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
(ss) at Orioles., 1:05 p.m.
March 24 at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
March 25 Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
March 26 at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
March 27 Tigers Tropicana Field, 12:35 p.m.
March 28 Workout
March 29 Season-opener vs. Red Sox at Trop.

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