If you're tired of the offseason already, you have just four months to wait for the Phillies to get back in action.
This afternoon the Phillies released their 2013 Spring Training schedule. Pitchers and catchers will report to Clearwater on February 12th, while the first full-squad workout will take place on February 15th. The Phillies will open their spring on February 23rd against the Houston Astros, who will then be part of the American League.
Here is the full schedule.
- Saturday, Feb. 23: vs. Houston Astros
- Sunday, Feb. 24: at Detriot Tigers (Lakeland, Fla.)
- Monday, Feb. 25 : vs. Detroit Tigers
- Tuesday, Feb. 26: vs. NY Yankees
- Wednesday, Feb. 27: at Minnesota Twins (Ft. Myers, Fla.)
- Thursday, Feb. 28: vs. Atlanta Braves
- Friday, March 1: at NY Yankees (Tampa)
- Saturday, Match 2: at Atlanta Braves (Orlando)
- Sunday, March 3: split squad, vs. Toronto Blue Jays and at Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota, Fla.)
- Monday, March 4: at Pittsburgh Pirates (Bradenton, Fla.)
- Tuesday, March 5: No Game
- Wednesday, March 6: vs. Toronto Blue Jays
- Thursday, March 7: vs. Minnesota Twins
- Friday, March 8: at Tampa Bay Rays (Port Charlotte, Fla.)
- Saturday, March 9: vs. Tampa Bay Rays
- Sunday, March 10: at Houston Astros (Kissimmee, Fla.)
- Monday, March 11: No Game
- Tuesday, March 12: vs. Detroit Tigers
- Wednesday, March 13: at NY Yankees (Tampa)
- Thursday, March 14: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
- Friday, March 15: at Tampa Bay Rays (Port Charlotte, Fla.)
- Saturday, March 16: at NY Yankees (Tampa)
- Sunday, March 17: vs. Baltimore Orioles
- Monday, March 18: at Atlanta Braves (Orlando)
- Tuesday, March 19: vs. NY Yankees
- Wednesday, March 20: No Game
- Thursday, March 21: at Boston Red Sox (Ft. Myers, Fla.)
- Friday, March 22: vs. Atlanta Braves
- Saturday, March 23: at Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota, Fla.)
- Sunday, March 24: vs. Boston Sox
- Monday, March 25: at Toronto Blue Jays (Dunedin, Fla).
- Tuesday, March 26: vs. Tampa Bay Rays
- Wednesday, March 27: at Detroit Tigers (Lakeland, Fla.)
- Thursday, March 28: vs. Toronto Blue Jays
This schedule is bad. If you look at it, there are no back-to-back home games for the Phillies. If you're going to fly down to Clearwater this spring, please plan accordingly.
Individual tickets for Grapefruit League games go on sale January 10th.
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