Rays announce 2015 spring training schedule

The Tampa Bay Rays will host 14 games at Charlotte Sports Park as part of Grapefruit League play next year.

They open at home March 5 against the Baltimore Orioles and conclude their Port Charlotte, Fla., schedule against the Boston Red Sox on March 31 as part of a split-squad game. The Rays will end the exhibition season against the Detroit Tigers on April 4 at Tropicana Field before hosting the Orioles on Opening Day, which will take place April 6.

Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 21, and position players will follow on Feb. 26. Single-game tickets for the spring will go on sale sometime in January, with a date to be announced later. Prices will range from $10 to $29. All games at Charlotte Sports Park will begin at 1:05 p.m.



Day Date Opponent Site Time
Thu March 5 Baltimore Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Fri March 6 Minnesota Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Sat March 7 @Pittsburgh Bradenton 1:05 p.m.
Sun March 8 Philadelphia Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Mon March 9 @New York-AL Tampa 1:05 p.m.
Tue March 10 Pittsburgh (SS)
@Boston (SS)
Charlotte County
Fort Myers
1:05 p.m.
1:05 p.m.
Wed March 11 @Minnesota Lee County 1:05 p.m.
Thu March 12 Toronto Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Fri March 13 @Philadelphia Clearwater 1:05 p.m.
Sat March 14 @Baltimore Sarasota 1:05 p.m.
Sun March 15 New York-NL Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Tue March 17 @Philadelphia Clearwater 1:05 p.m.
Wed March 18 @Toronto Dunedin 1:05 p.m.
Thu March 19 Minnesota Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Fri March 20 Toronto Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Sat March 21 Minnesota Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Sun March 22 @Toronto Dunedin 1:05 p.m.
Mon March 23 Pittsburgh Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Wed March 25 @Minnesota Lee County 1:05 p.m.
Thu March 26 New York-AL Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Fri March 27 @Baltimore Sarasota 1:05 p.m.
Sat March 28 Boston Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Sun March 29 @Boston Fort Myers 1:05 p.m.
Mon March 30 Baltimore Charlotte County 1:05 p.m.
Tue March 31 Boston (SS)
@Baltimore (SS)
Charlotte County
Sarasota
1:05 p.m.
1:05 p.m.
Wed April 1 @New York-AL Tampa 1:05 p.m.
Thu April 2 @Philadelphia Clearwater 1:05 p.m.
Fri April 3 @Detroit Lakeland 1:05 p.m.
Sat April 4 Detroit Tropicana Field 12:35 p.m.


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