ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule today. The team’s 32-game Grapefruit League slate begins on Saturday, February 23, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., against their complex co-tenants, the Miami Marlins, and concludes March 29, before heading to Arizona to begin the regular season on April 1 at the Diamondbacks.
The Cardinals’ Grapefruit League schedule features 16 home dates and 16 road games including four games as the “visiting” team against the Marlins, giving them 20 total games at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals and Marlins will play a total of eight games this spring including a St. Patrick’s Day matchup on March 17.
This coming spring marks the 16th year that the Cardinals will train at Roger Dean Stadium. Cardinals’ pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Jupiter on February 12 and conduct their first workout on February 13. The remainder of the Cardinals’ players are scheduled to report February 15 with their first workout on February 16.
On Thursday, March 7, the New York Yankees will make their first visit to play the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium since March 17, 2006, and the Cardinals will travel to meet the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, on March 11.
Additional 2012 postseason clubs coming to Jupiter include the Washington Nationals (March 2, 15 & 27) in a re-match of the 2012 National League Division Series, the Wild Card Game-opposing Atlanta Braves on March 14 and the American League Champion Detroit Tigers on March 16.
Other American League teams appearing on the schedule at Jupiter include the Boston Red Sox (February 24), Houston Astros (February 25) and Minnesota Twins (March 4), while the New York Mets will make three visits (March 10, 18 & 24). All Cardinals games at Roger Dean Stadium are scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. ET.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 2013 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Saturday February 23 Miami Marlins Jupiter** 1:05 p.m. Sunday February 24 Boston Red Sox Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Monday February 25 Houston Astros Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Tuesday February 26 Boston Red Sox Fort Myers 1:05 p.m. Wednesday February 27 New York Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10 p.m. Thursday February 28 Miami Marlins Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Friday March 1 Houston Astros Kissimmee 1:05 p.m. Saturday March 2 Washington Nationals Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Sunday March 3 Washington Nationals Viera 1:05 p.m. Monday March 4 Minnesota Twins Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Tuesday March 5 OPEN DATE Wednesday March 6 Miami Marlins Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Thursday March 7 New York Yankees Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Friday March 8 Washington Nationals Viera 1:05 p.m. Saturday March 9 Miami Marlins Jupiter** 1:05 p.m. Sunday March 10 New York Mets Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Monday March 11 New York Yankees Tampa 1:05 p.m. Tuesday March 12 Atlanta Braves Orlando 1:05 p.m. Wednesday March 13 OPEN DATE Thursday March 14 Atlanta Braves Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Friday March 15 Washington Nationals Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Saturday March 16 Detroit Tigers Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Sunday March 17 Miami Marlins Jupiter** 1:05 p.m. Monday March 18 New York Mets Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Tuesday March 19 Miami Marlins Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Wednesday March 20 OPEN DATE Thursday March 21 New York Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10 p.m. Friday March 22 Houston Astros Kissimmee 1:05 p.m. Saturday March 23 Miami Marlins Jupiter** 1:05 p.m. Sunday March 24 New York Mets Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Monday March 25 Minnesota Twins Fort Myers 1:05 p.m. Tuesday March 26 New York Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10 p.m. Wednesday March 27 Washington Nationals Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Thursday March 28 Miami Marlins Jupiter 1:05 p.m. Friday March 29 New York Mets Port St. Lucie 12:10 p.m.
All times are local and subject to change ** Cardinals are road team