Orioles announce 2021 Grapefruit League schedule; Pitchers, catchers report February 16th - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Orioles announce 2021 Grapefruit League schedule; Pitchers, catchers report February 16th

The Orioles are scheduled to begin their 2021 Grapefruit League season against the Atlanta Braves on February 27th at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida.

They’re scheduled to play 16 home games against Atlanta, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, Minnesota, Detroit and Toronto.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on February 16th, position players on February 21st. The first full-squad workout is scheduled for February 22nd.

Their final spring home game is scheduled for March 27th against the Twins. The final game in Florida is scheduled for March 28 at Boston’s JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.

The Orioles are scheduled to open the regular season on April 1st against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Because of the pandemic, this past spring training ended on March 12th, and the Orioles’ scheduled game against the New York Mets at Navy was canceled. With three open dates between the final Grapefruit League game and Opening Day, the Orioles could try to reschedule their game at the academy.

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The Braves, Rays, Yankees, Pirates, Red Sox, Twins and Phillies each will play twice in Sarasota.

The Orioles are scheduled for two trips to play at the Red Sox, and their nearby neighbors in Fort Myers, the Twins. They’ll also make two trips to Port Charlotte against the Rays, and two each to neighboring Bradenton against the Pirates, Tampa against the Yankees, North Port against Atlanta and Lakeland against the Tigers.

In 2019, the Orioles and the Tigers didn’t play each other for the first time since spring training was moved to Sarasota in 2010.

There are three split-squads on the schedule. On spring training’s second day, February 28th, the Orioles are scheduled to play Tampa Bay at home and Minnesota on the road. On March 17th, the Orioles are scheduled to play the Red Sox at home and the Tigers on the road. And, on March 24th, the Orioles are scheduled to play the Braves in Sarasota and Pittsburgh on the road.

There are no scheduled trips to Florida’s East Coast in 2021. The Orioles’ only spring off day is scheduled for March 10th.

Game times have not been announced.

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