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Rays release spring training schedule, ticket info



The Rays released their spring training schedule Friday, with 18 games in Port Charlotte, including a March 8 exhibition against the Colombian World Baseball Classic team, and six in the immediate Tampa Bay area, including the March 31 finale at Clearwater.

The Rays prefer not to face their AL East foes too often in the spring, and six games each against the NL Central Pirates and AL Central Twins helps, but they still have 16 games against the Blue Jays, Orioles, Red Sox and Yankees. They have one day of split-squad games (March 14) also have three off-days, March 6, 16 and 27.

The first workout for pitchers and catchers under third-year manager Kevin Cash will be Feb. 14, and the full squad on Feb. 19, with all teams getting an earlier start due to the WBC being contested in mid- to late-March. Voluntary report days are Feb. 12 and 17.

The Rays announced ticket information but not detailed prices, saying they are taking deposits now on season tickets (starting at $325), will offer three-game packs during a Cyber Monday promotion Nov. 28 (starting at $51 per pack, which is a $2 discount per game for most) and open single-game sales Jan. 13. Specific prices will be released later.

Here is the schedule, all games 1:05 unless noted, and subject to change:


24: at Twins, 7 pm
25: Pirates
26: Red Sox
27: at Phillies
28: Twins

1: Phillies
2: at Red Sox
3: Tigers
4: Orioles
5: at Blue Jays
6: OFF
7: at Yankees
8: Colombian WBC team, 6:35
9: Pirates
10: at Pirates
11: at Red Sox
12: Blue Jays
13: at Twins
14: Yankees / at Orioles
15: Red Sox
16: OFF
17: Twins
18: at Blue Jays
19: Phillies
20: Pirates
21: at Pirates
22: at Orioles, 6 p.m.
23: Yankees
24: at Pirates
25: Red Sox
26: at Yankees
27: OFF
28: at Twins
29: Orioles
30: Twins
31: at Phillies




[Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2016 11:29am]


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