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2012 Grapefruit League spring training schedules

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Tampa Bay Rays

Where: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, 33948. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Tickets: season, $272-352; individual, $9-27 (available mid January, TBA). All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Note: Field boxes sold out; baseline boxes still available at $24

March

3: at Twins

4: Twins

5: Orioles

6: Twins

7: at Yankees

8: Tigers (ss)

9: Orioles

10: at Red Sox

11: Pirates

12: Twins

13: at Orioles

14: Marlins

15: Phillies

16: at Jays

17: at Pirates

18: Red Sox

19: off

20: at Marlins

21: Yankees

22: at Pirates

23: Jays (7:05)

24: at Twins (3:05)

25: Marlins

26: at Twins

27: at Red Sox (7:05)

28: Pirates (7:05)

29: at Phillies

30: at Pirates

31: Red Sox

April

1: at Orioles

2: Twins

3: at Twins

4: Opponent and time TBA (Tropicana Field)

Atlanta Braves

Where: Champion Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, 700 S Victory Way, Lake Buena Vista, 34747. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000

Tickets: $15-$51

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: Tigers

4: at Tigers

5: at Astros (TBA)

6: Nationals

7: at Tigers

8: at Orioles

9: (ss) at Yankees, at Mets

10: Yankees

11: (ss) at Blue Jays (ss), Blue Jays (ss)

12: at Cardinals (ss)

13: at Marlins

14: Nationals (6:05)

15: at Phillies (ss)

16: Astros

17: (ss) Blue Jays, at Mets (1:10)

18: Orioles (ss)

19: Cardinals

20: at Tigers

21: at Nationals

22: Marlins

23: Mets

24: at Blue Jays

25: Astros (ss)

26: off

27: at Mets (1:10)

28: Yankees

29: at Nationals (ss)

30: (ss) at Astros (ss), Astros (ss) (6:05)

31: Tigers

April

1: Phillies

2: Mets (noon)

3: at Braves Futures (6:05)

Baltimore Orioles

Where: Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota, 34237. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000

Tickets: $8-30

(All games at 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

5: (ss) at Rays, Pirates (7:05)

6: at Red Sox (1:35)

7: Twins

8: Braves

9: at Rays

10: at Phillies

11: Red Sox

12: at Blue Jays

13: Rays

14: Pirates

15: at Tigers

16: at Twins (ss)

17: (ss) Red Sox (ss), at Red Sox (ss) (1:35)

18: (ss) at Braves, Yankees (7:05)

19: off

20: Phillies

21: Blue Jays

22: at Twins

23: Red Sox

24: Nationals

25: at Phillies (ss)

26: at Pirates

27: Twins

28: at Blue Jays

29: at Yankees (7:05)

30: Tigers

31: at Pirates (ss)

April

1: Rays

2: Florida Southern (7:05)

Boston Red Sox

Where: JetBlue Park, 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, 33913. Toll-free 1-877-733-7699 (RED-SOX9) or (617) 482-4769 (4SOX)

Tickets: $5-$46

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: (ss) Northeastern (2:35), Boston College (7:05)

4: Twins (ss) (1:35)

5: at Twins (7:05)

6: Orioles (1:35)

7: at Blue Jays (ss)

8: at Cardinals

9: Pirates (7:05)

10: Rays (7:05)

11: at Orioles

12: Marlins (1:35)

13: at Yankees (7:05)

14: off

15: Cardinals (2:35)

16: Twins (ss) (7:05)

17: (ss) at Orioles (1:35)

18: at Rays

19: Twins (1:35)

20: Blue Jays (7:05)

21: at Pirates

22: Yankees (7:05)

23: at Orioles

24: (ss) at Marlins, Phillies (1:35)

25: at Blue Jays

26: at Phillies

27: Rays (1:35)

28: off

29: Blue Jays (1:35)

30: at Twins (ss)

31: at Rays

April

1: Twins (1:35)

2: Nationals (1:35)

3: at Nationals in Washington (TBA)

Detroit Tigers

Where: Joker Marchant Stadium, 2125 N Lake Ave., Lakeland, 33805. Toll-free 1-866-668-4437 (66TIGER)

Tickets: $9-$28

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

2: Florida Southern

3: at Braves

4: Braves

5: Blue Jays

6: at Marlins

7: Braves

8: at Rays (ss)

9: Phillies

10: Nationals (ss)

11: (ss) at Astros (TBA), at Phillies (ss)

12: Mets

13: at Nationals

14: Mets

15: Orioles

16: at Mets (1:10)

17: Cardinals

18: at Nationals

19: at Phillies

20: Braves

21: Twins

22: off

23: at Pirates

24: Yankees

25: (ss) at Yankees, Phillies (ss)

26: Marlins

27: at Astros (TBA)

28: at Cardinals

29: Nationals (ss) (6:05)

30: at Orioles

31: at Braves

April

1: (ss) Astros, at Mets (1:10)

2: Blue Jays

3: at Blue Jays (12:05)

4: at Mud Hens in Toledo, Ohio (noon)

Houston Astros

Where: Osceola County Stadium, 631 Heritage Park Way, Kissimmee, 34744. Phone: (321) 697-3200

Tickets: $15-$24 (available Jan. 21)

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: Nationals (TBA)

4: at Nationals

5: Braves (TBA)

6: Mets (ss) (TBA)

7: at Phillies

8: at Nationals

9: Blue Jays (TBA)

10: at Blue Jays

11: Tigers (ss) (TBA)

12: at Yankees (7:05)

13: Phillies (TBA)

14: at Cardinals

15: Blue Jays (TBA)

16: at Braves (6:05)

17: at Yankees

18: Mets (TBA)

19: at Marlins

20: Cardinals (TBA)

21: off

22: at Mets (1:10)

23: Nationals (TBA)

24: at Pirates

25: (ss) Pirates (TBA), at Braves

26: at Nationals

27: Tigers (TBA)

28: Marlins (TBA)

29: at Mets (6:10)

30: (ss) Braves (ss) (TBA), at Braves (ss) (6:05)

31: Yankees (TBA)

April

3: Nationals (TBA)

4: at Nationals

5: Braves (TBA)

6: Mets (ss) (TBA)

Miami Marlins

Where: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter, 33458. Phone: (561) 630-1828

Tickets: TBA

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

5: at Cardinals

6: Tigers

7: Mets

8: at Mets (1:10)

9: Nationals (7:05)

10: Cardinals

11: at Mets (1:10)

12: at Red Sox (1:35)

13: Braves

14: at Rays

15: Mets

16: at Cardinals

17: (ss) at Nationals, Twins

18: at Cardinals

19: Astros

20: Rays

21: off

22: at Braves

23: Cardinals

24: Red Sox (ss)

25: at Rays

26: at Tigers

27: Nationals

28: at Astros (TBA)

29: Cardinals

30: at Cardinals (6:05)

31: Mets

April

1: Yankees in Miami (1:10)

2: Yankees in Miami (7:10)

Minnesota Twins

Where: Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, 33912. Toll-free 1-800-338-9467 (33-TWINS)

Tickets: $13-43

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: Rays

4: (ss) at Rays, at Red Sox (1:35)

5: Red Sox

6: at Rays

7: at Orioles

8: Rays (ss)

9: Cardinals

10: at Pirates

11: Yankees (ss)

12: at Rays

13: at Blue Jays (ss)

14: at Phillies

15: Pirates

16: (ss) Orioles, at Red Sox (7:05)

17: at Marlins (ss)

18: Pirates

19: at Red Sox (1:35)

20: off

21: at Tigers

22: Orioles

23: at Yankees (ss)

24: Rays (3:05)

25: at Cardinals

26: Rays

27: at Orioles

28: Phillies

29: at Pirates

30: (ss) Red Sox, at Blue Jays

31: Pirates (ss)

April

1: at Red Sox (1:35)

2: at Rays

3: Rays

4: Fort Myers Miracle

New York Mets

Where: Digital Domain Park, 525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 34986. Toll-free 1-877-538-6282

Tickets: $8-$25

(All games 1:10 unless noted otherwise)

March

5: Nationals (6:05)

6: (ss) at Astros (TBA), Cardinals

7: at Marlins (1:05)

8: Marlins

9: at Braves (ss) (1:05)

10: at Nationals (ss)

11: Marlins

12: at Tigers (1:05)

13: Cardinals

14: at Tigers (1:05)

15: at Marlins (1:05)

16: Tigers

17: Braves (ss)

18: at Astros (TBA)

19: off

20: Nationals (6:10)

21: at Cardinals (1:05)

22: Astros

23: at Braves (1:05)

24: Cardinals

25: at Nationals (1:05)

26: at Cardinals (1:05)

27: Braves

28: Nationals

29: Astros (6:10)

30: at Cardinals (1:05)

31: at Marlins (1:05)

April

1: Tigers (ss)

2: at Braves (noon)

3: Yankees (2:10)

4: at Yankees (12:05)

New York Yankees

Where: Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, 33614. (813) 879-2244 or toll-free 1-800-745-3000

Tickets: $17-$33

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

2: USF Bulls (at USF)

3: at Phillies

4: Phillies

5: at Phillies

6: at Pirates

7: Rays

8: at Blue Jays

9: Braves (ss)

10: at Braves

11: (ss) at Twins, Phillies (ss)

12: Astros

13: Red Sox (7:05)

14: at Blue Jays

15: at Nationals

16: Nationals

17: Astros

18: at Orioles (ss) (7:05)

19: off

20: Pirates (7:05)

21: at Rays

22: at Red Sox (7:05)

23: (ss) Twins, at Phillies

24: at Tigers

25: Tigers (ss)

26: off

27: Blue Jays (7:05)

28: at Braves

29: Orioles (7:05)

30: Phillies (7:05)

31: at Astros (TBA)

April

1: at Marlins in Miami (7:10)

2: at Marlins in Miami (7:10)

3: at Mets (2:10)

4: Mets (12:05)

Philadelphia Phillies

Where: Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, 33765. Phone: (727) 467-4457 (GO-PHILS)

Tickets: $10-$35

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: Yankees

4: at Yankees

5: Yankees

6: at Blue Jays

7: Astros

8: Pirates

9: at Tigers

10: Orioles

11: (ss) Tigers (ss), at Yankees (ss)

12: at Pirates

13: at Astros (TBA)

14: Twins

15: (ss) Braves, at Rays

16: at Pirates

17: Blue Jays (ss)

18: at Blue Jays

19: Tigers

20: at Orioles

21: off

22: at Blue Jays

23: Yankees (ss)

24: at Red Sox (ss) (1:35)

25: (ss) Orioles, at Tigers (ss)

26: Red Sox

27: Pirates

28: at Twins

29: Rays

30: at Yankees (7:05)

31: Blue Jays

April

1: at Braves

2: Pirates in Philadelphia (7:05)

3: Pirates in Philadelphia (7:05)

Pittsburgh Pirates

Where: McKech­nie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W, Bradenton, 34205. (941) 747-3031

Tickets: $10-$22 (available Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.)

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: at Blue Jays

4: Blue Jays

5: at Orioles (ss)

6: Yankees

7: Blue Jays (ss)

8: at Phillies

9: at Red Sox (7:05)

10: Twins (1:05)

11: at Rays

12: Phillies

13: off

14: at Orioles

15: at Twins

16: Phillies

17: Rays

18: at Twins

19: off

20: at Yankees

21: Red Sox

22: Rays

23: Tigers

24: Astros

25: at Astros (ss) (TBA)

26: Orioles

27: at Phillies

28: at Rays (7:05)

29: Twins

30: Rays

31: (ss) Orioles, Twins

April

1: at Blue Jays

2: at Phillies in Philadelphia (7:05)

3: at Phillies in Philadelphia (7:05)

St. Louis Cardinals

Where: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter, 33458. Phone: (561) 630-1828

Tickets: TBA

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

5: Marlins

6: at Mets (ss) (1:10)

7: at Nationals

8: Red Sox

9: at Twins

10: at Marlins

11: Nationals

12: (ss) Braves, Nationals

13: at Mets (1:10)

14: Astros

15: at Red Sox (2:35)

16: Marlins

17: at Tigers

18: Marlins

19: at Braves

20: at Astros (TBA)

21: Mets

22: Nationals

23: at Marlins

24: at Mets

25: Twins

26: Mets

27: off

28: Tigers

29: at Marlins

30: Mets

31: at Nationals

April

1: Nationals

2: Springfield Cardinals in Springfield, Mo. (6:08)

3: off

4: at Marlins (6)

Toronto Blue Jays

Where: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698. Toll-free 1-888-525-5297 (JAYS) or 727-733-0429, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Tickets: $15-28

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: Pirates

4: at Pirates

5: at Tigers

6: Phillies

7: (ss) Red Sox, at Pirates

8: Yankees

9: at Astros (TBA)

10: Astros

11: (ss) Braves, at Braves

12: Orioles

13: (ss) at Twins, Canada (at Al Lang Field)

14: Yankees

15: at Astros (TBD)

16: Rays

17: (ss) at Braves (ss), at Phillies

18: Phillies

19: off

20: at Red Sox (7:05)

21: at Orioles

22: Phillies

23: at Rays (7:05)

24: Braves

25: Red Sox

26: off

27: at Yankees (7:05)

28: Orioles

29: at Red Sox (1:35)

30: Twins (ss)

31: at Phillies

April

1: Pirates

2: at Tigers

3: Tigers (12:05)

Washington Nationals

Where: Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Parkway, Viera, 32940. Phone: (321) 633-9200

Tickets: $12-$36; single game tickets go on sale Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

(All games 1:05 unless noted otherwise)

March

3: at Astros (TBA)

4: Astros

5: at Mets (6:10)

6: at Braves

7: Cardinals

8: Astros

9: at Marlins (7:05)

10: (ss) Mets, at Tigers

11: at Cardinals

12: Cardinals (ss)

13: Tigers (6:05)

14: at Braves (6:05)

15: Yankees

16: at Yankees (1:05)

17: Marlins (ss)

18: Tigers

19: off

20: at Mets (6:10)

21: Braves

22: at Cardinals

23: at Astros (TBA)

24: at Orioles

25: Mets

26: Astros

27: at Marlins

28: at Mets (1:10)

29: (ss) Braves, at Tigers (6:05)

30: Marlins (6:05)

31: Cardinals

April

1: at Cardinals

2: at Red Sox (1:35)

3: Red Sox in Washington (TBA)

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