It seemed to take longer than usual this year, but the Yankees have finally announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule. Pitchers and catchers will report two months from today, on February 12th, with position players to follow five days later. The first full squad workout is scheduled for February 18th. Camps open a little earlier this season due to the World Baseball Classic.
The full slate of Grapefruit League games can be found on the official site (tickets are already on sale). The Yankees will play their first exhibition game on February 23rd, a road game in Lake Buena Vista against the Braves. They play the Blue Jays the next day in the George M. Steinbrenner Field opener. The team’s most notable exhibition game will be played on March 9th against the Dominican Republic WBC squad, a tune-up for the actual tournament. Robinson Cano will play against the Yankees in that game, which will be fun. Unlike last year, the Yankees and Mets will not meet in Spring Training.