With 101 days to go, Yanks unveil Grapefruit League slate

Mailbag: Non-Yu Darvish Asian Pitchers
Open Thread: Dave Righetti

As the sun sets earlier and earlier these days, salvation now has a spot on the calendar. The Yankees today announced that pitchers and catchers would report for Spring Training on Feb. 19, 101 days from now, and that Grapefruit League action will start on March 3 with a game against the Phillies. The club’s first home game of Spring Training will be played at 1:05 p.m. on March 4. It is the latest start to the spring slate since 2005.

The Yankees will play 15 Spring Training games against MLB opponents this year including the Rays, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Orioles. The Bombers will also break in the Marlins’ new ballpark in Miami as the club will play the inaugural exhibition games there on April 1 and April 2. They will end Grapefruit League play with a home-and-home set against the Mets on April 3 in Port St. Lucie and April 4 at Steinbrenner Field. Those games mark the first spring meetings between the New York rivals since 1996. Individual game tickets for all Yankees’ home games go on sale on December 2 at 10 a.m.

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Mailbag: Non-Yu Darvish Asian Pitchers
Open Thread: Dave Righetti
  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    “Those games mark the first spring meetings between the New York rivals since 1996.”

    So, just because of that, the Yankees will win the World Series, right?

    /CorrelationDoesNotEqualCausation’d

  • Mike Myers

    101 days until fake baseball…..long wait.

    “Just 3 months and 9 days ’til pitchers and catchers report”
    urg

  • Ryan

    Anyone thats been to Spring Training, do tickets sell out quickly or can you buy tickets the day of the actual game in March? Never been to ST games so figured I’d find out. Will be down in Florida in March so wanted to go to a game or two.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I was down in Tampa this past season and I bought my tickets basically when they were first on sale just to be safe. If I were you I’d do the same thing if you want good seats.

    • Yank The Frank

      Depends who they are playing. I usually get my ST tickets when they first go on sale but last ST saw them play the Pirates and got the tickets with decent seats the day of.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Somewhat off-topic, but I heard somewhere that the cactus league was just plain better than the grapefruit league. True?

  • Billion$Bullpen

    Yet another team that needs the Yanks to fill their preseason opener for their new ballpark by bringing the Yankees in to bring a gate. I hate the Yankees put their take towards Yu.

  • whitey

    Spring training is almost better than the real thing IF you want to be close to the field no matter what, you want to watch the minor league studs etc..! See all the different fields and jump around to different games. Best time ever!

    • Yank The Frank

      It is a blast.

  • Iron

    I live in Daytona Beach and ALWAYS go to ST. It is best to buy them when they go on sale….away games are not attended by the “stars ” on a regular basis. The team is “required” to take a few regular starters {don’t expect A-Rod, Jeets or Tex}. If you miss out…..there is always tix to by outside the ball park. Tix are usually avail for the Yankee away games for the Rays games….most of the starters will play in those as they don’t have to travel far on a bus.