Baltimore Orioles: Orioles announce 2017 Spring Training schedule
The Baltimore Orioles announced their 2017 Spring Training schedule, with the exhibition season beginning earlier than usual.
Even though everyone is focused on the Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs World Series, the Baltimore Orioles decided to help get their fans through the winter by releasing their Spring Training schedule.
Because of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Orioles will star their schedule on February 24th. The team will begin their exhibition season against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, and the Orioles will head to Sarasota on February 26th and play against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Orioles only have one full split-squad day on the schedule this season. Half of the team will stay in Sarasota and host the Minnesota Twins while the other half will go to Tampa and play against the New York Yankees.
However, the one game everyone is excited for is the exhibition against the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team. And for the first time, the Orioles will play against Manny Machado, who has committed to playing with Dominican Republic this spring.
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The Orioles have two days off on the schedule; March 9th and March 23rd. As of right now, there are four 7:05 p.m. games. They are slated to play against the Phillies, Blue Jays, Pirates, Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, Tigers and Twins.
Without further ado, here is the Orioles 2017 Spring Training schedule:
- Friday, Feb. 24: @ Detroit Tigers
- Saturday, Feb. 25: @ Pittsburgh Pirates (split squad)
- Sunday, Feb. 26: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 27: vs. New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
- Tuesday, Feb. 28: @ Philadelphia Phillies
- Wednesday, March 1: vs. Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
- Thursday, March 2: (split squad) vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:05 p.m.
- Thursday, March 2: (split squad) @ New York Yankees
- Friday, March 3: @ Pittsburgh Pirates
- Saturday, March 4: @ Tampa Bay Rays
- Sunday, March 5: vs. Philadelphia Phillies (split squad), 1:05 p.m.
- Monday, March 6: @ Detroit Tigers
- Tuesday, March 7: vs. Dominican Republic (WBC), 1:05 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 8: vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
- Thursday, March 9: OFF DAY
- Friday, March 10: @ Boston Red Sox
- Saturday, March 11: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
- Sunday, March 12: @ Minnesota Twins (split squad)
- Monday, March 13: vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 14: vs. Tampa Bay Rays (split squad), 1:05 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 15: @ Pittsburgh Pirates
- Thursday, March 16: vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
- Friday, March 17: @ Pittsburgh Pirates
- Saturday, March 18: @ New York Yankees
- Sunday, March 19: vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
- Monday, March 20: @ Boston Red Sox
- Tuesday, March 21: vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 22: vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 7:05 p.m.
- Thursday, March 23: OFF DAY
- Friday, March 24: @ Minnesota Twins
- Saturday, March 25: vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:05 p.m.
- Sunday, March 26: at Toronto Blue Jays (split squad)
- Monday, March 27: vs. Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 28: @ Atlanta Braves
- Wednesday, March 29: @ Tampa Bay Rays
- Thursday, March 30 vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
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