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Rays release 2016 spring training schedule

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays aren't sure where they will wrap up spring training, given the potential for a late-March trip to Cuba, but they will start exhibition play March 2 in Port Charlotte against new manager Dusty Baker's Nationals.

The Rays on Friday released their 29-game spring schedule that, subject to change, includes 15 games at the Charlotte Sports Park and three road games in the Tampa Bay area — at Dunedin (Blue Jays, March 13, split squad); Clearwater (Phillies, March 17); and Tampa (Yankees, March 24).

Tickets for Rays home games, priced $10-$29 ($15-$32 for March 12-13 games), go on sale Dec. 4 via raysbaseball.com/spring. A Cyber Monday presale starts at 10 a.m. Monday, though with a premium of at least $10 per ticket. There are also season, three-pack and group pricing plans, with information on the website.

The Rays open camp with a Feb. 21 first workout for pitchers and catchers, Feb, 26 for the full squad. MLB officials are working to secure government approvals for the Cuba trip, which is expected to include two games and three days.

DATE OPPONENT TIME

March 2 Nationals 1:05

March 3 Orioles 1:05

March 4 at Red Sox, Fort Myers 1:05

March 5 at Orioles, Sarasota 7:05

March 6 Twins 1:05

March 7 at Red Sox, Fort Myers 1:05

March 8 at Tigers, Lakeland 1:05

March 9 Blue Jays 1:05

March 10 Pirates 1:05

March 11 at Pirates, Bradenton 1:05

March 12 Yankees 1:05

March 13 Red Sox 1:05

at Blue Jays, Dunedin 1:05

March 14 at Braves, Disney 1:05

March 15 Phillies 1:05

March 17 at Phillies, Clearwater 1:05

March 18 Red Sox 1:05

March 19 Orioles 1:05

March 20 at Orioles, Sarasota 1:05

March 21 Braves 1:05

March 22 Off

March 23 at Twins, Fort Myers 1:05

March 24 at Yankees, Tampa 6:35

March 25 Twins 1:05

March 26 at Pirates, Bradenton 6:05

March 27 Blue Jays 1:05

March 29 Twins 1:05

March 30 at Twins, Fort Myers 1:05

March 31 Pirates 1:05

April 1 at Tigers, Lakeland 1:05

Rays release 2016 spring training schedule 11/27/15 [Last modified: Friday, November 27, 2015 10:27pm]
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